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Arikan, Arda – Online Submission, 2016
Although Turkey is not a member state of the EU, educational and curricular documents produced by the EU such like the CEFR and the European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages (EPOSTL) have been examined by Turkish researchers and curriculum makers whose work seem to affect the curriculum of teacher education programs and curricula of all…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Student Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
Arikan, Arda – Online Submission, 2015
In this paper, the researcher looked into his own theoretical and practical knowledge of teaching English to young learners through an autoethnographical research design. In order to understand to what extent these theory-driven conclusions "actually work" in primary school English language classrooms, the researcher recorded…
Descriptors: Ethnography, English Instruction, Theory Practice Relationship, Elementary Education
Arikan, Arda – Online Submission, 2014
The aim of this paper is to show, through applicable activities; how the use of visuals can alter the way we teach literature in English as a foreign language classrooms. I designed a syllabus for the course titled "Introduction to British Literature I and II" in which visual materials were used to teach some major literary terms and…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Internet, English Literature, English (Second Language)
Arikan, Arda; Zorba, M. Galip – Online Submission, 2016
Although Turkey is not a member state of the European Union (EU), educational and curricular documents produced by the EU such like the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), the European Language Portfolio (the ELP) and the European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages (EPOSTL) have been examined by Turkish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Practicums
Diaz, Andrea Paola; Arikan, Arda – Online Submission, 2016
In this study, we look at the education of English language teachers in two countries, namely, Argentina and Turkey. We specifically discuss the curricula of the teacher education programs by focusing on the specific courses taken by prospective teachers of English in each country and the steps they have to take to start teaching officially.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
Zorba, M. Galip; Arikan, Arda – Online Submission, 2016
The aim of this study is to understand the main principles of the CEFR and to what extent Anatolian High Schools' 9th grade EFL curriculum meet the principles advocated in that document. Hence, document analysis was used as a method to seek answers to the research questions set by a comparative analysis of the CEFR and Anatolian High Schools'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Grade 9, Second Language Instruction
Kirkgöz, Yasemin; Çelik, Servet; Arikan, Arda – Online Submission, 2016
New educational curricula are regularly put into practice worldwide; and the issues related to curriculum design are frequently discussed from a pedagogical perspective. However, the processes involved in preparing a statewide English as a foreign language (EFL) curriculum are rarely elaborated from an inside view. As the experiences of program…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Curriculum, FLES, English (Second Language)
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Arikan, Arda – English Language Teaching, 2011
Prospective foreign language teachers need to have an accurate knowledge and a positive perception of the target language and target culture so that they can help their students gain further insight on culture by and large. Hence, by means of a questionnaire, prospective English language teachers' (n= 412) perceptions of the target language and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Questionnaires
Arikan, Arda – Online Submission, 2011
Prospective foreign language teachers need to have an accurate knowledge and a positive perception of the target language and target culture so that they can help their students gain further insight on culture by and large. Hence, by means of a questionnaire, prospective English language teachers' (n = 412) perceptions of the target language and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction
Arikan, Arda – Online Submission, 2011
Turkey's search for upgrading the quality of English language teaching is still in progress. Publication of Ministry of National Education's "English Language Curriculum for Primary Education Grades 4,5,6,7 and 8" (2006) framed the content and delivery of our primary school English language teaching classes along with a list of suggested…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
Akçay, Aslihan; Ferzan Bütüner, Tuba; Arikan, Arda – Online Submission, 2015
English has become a compulsory lesson starting at the second grade in Turkey while younger learners are growingly introduced to it at earlier ages through various pre-schools, day-care programs and private courses. This descriptive study focuses on young learners' self-reported reasons for learning English and other foreign languages. Twenty…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Preadolescents, Private Schools
Arikan, Arda; Soydan, Elif; Isler, Özlem – Online Submission, 2014
This study aims to analyze two coursebooks, namely, "Texture of English 4" and "My English 5" on the basis of to what extent the activities and tasks included reflect the intelligent types proposed by multiple intelligences theory. Taking the general characteristics of the intelligences into account, a checklist has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Textbooks
Çelik, Servet; Arikan, Arda; Caner, Mustafa – Online Submission, 2013
Research on the qualities of successful teachers in Turkey indicates that students consider teacher effectiveness as the ability to ensure an environment in which positive student-teacher interaction can take place. However, further studies are needed to clarify students' perceptions of the qualities of effective foreign language teachers, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Teacher Effectiveness
Zorba, Mehmet Galip; Arikan, Arda – Online Submission, 2012
Studying coursebooks and instructional materials in terms of their cultural, social and value-based qualities has been a significant aspect of research in language education since what is inherent in coursebooks directly affects users' perspective. In this research study, contents of English language coursebooks used in Turkish senior primary…
Descriptors: Athletics, Recreational Activities, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Yolageldili, Gulin; Arikan, Arda – Online Submission, 2011
The primary aim of this study was to explore the effectiveness of using games in teaching grammar to young learners from the view points of Turkish EFL teachers working in primary schools. English language teacher' (n = 15) opinions were collected through a questionnaire and the results of this study demonstrated that Turkish EFL teachers have a…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Games
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