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Sülükçü, Yusuf – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
The present study aimed to identify Turkish language sounds that Arabic native speakers experience pronunciation difficulties with when learning Turkish and make various suggestions on how to resolve this problem. Qualitative research method and observation technique were used in the study. The data were collected in 2016 and the second half of…
Descriptors: Turkish, Phonology, Semitic Languages, Second Language Learning
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Taysi, Esra Karakus – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
The purpose of this study is to consider the Turkish learning situations of the 16 Arab-origin students learning Turkish at TÖMER subordinate to a state university in the Aegean region from the perspectives of both students and the teachers who teach them Turkish and investigate their language learning experiences from many perspectives. In order…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Arabs, Turkish, Second Language Learning
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Dilekli, Yalçin; Tezci, Erdogan – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
Teaching thinking skills is core of the curriculum in many cultures. Although curricula have mutual points, the results were different from each other. Having different results of teaching thinking curriculums applied in different countries indicates importance of personal differences of teachers. Defining level of teacher's self-efficacy makes a…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods, Self Efficacy, Factor Analysis
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Karakus, Memet; Türkkan, Buket Turhan – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
This study aims at investigating the needs related to the attainments, content, processes of teaching-learning and measurement-evaluation aspect of Measurement and Evaluation course. This research was designed as a case study which is one of the qualitative research designs. The most common problem in Measurement and Evaluation courses was found…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Needs Assessment, Qualitative Research, Measurement
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Sevy-Biloon, Julia – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
English language students at the Universidad Nacional de Educacion (UNAE) in Ecuador tend to have various learning styles and have a hard time being motivated to not only learn, but also remember the correct form of English language being taught in the classroom. It is mandatory for these students to learn English; therefore many do not have…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Lin, Lu-Fang – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
This study investigated whether an English reading course integrated with the problem-based learning approach could foster foreign language learners' reading comprehension ability, strategy use, and their active learning attitudes. The pedagogy was featured with the small group scaffolding. Two intact English classes in a Taiwanese university were…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Reading Comprehension, Pretests Posttests
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Okten, Celile Eren; Griffin, Banu Ozer – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
This paper describes tasks based on real-life scenarios, which triggered reflective thinking, verbalization, and writing, leading to the creation of natural dialogues rather than artificial, dull monologues. One of the main aims of this approach is to engage students in a dynamic process of both learning about multicultural participants and…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness, Action Research, Writing (Composition)
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Tekin, Inan; Parmaksiz, Ramazan Sükrü – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
The purpose of this research is to examine whether using feature films in video lessons has an effect on the development of listening skills of students or not. The research has been conducted at one of the state universities in Black Sea region of Turkey with 126 students. The students watched and listened to only the sentences taken from…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Case Studies, Listening Skills, State Universities
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Sengül, Murat – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2015
This study focuses on the difficulties experienced by the instructors while teaching writing skill to Arabians from Syria, and how these difficulties could be overcome. The study group of the research includes 11 instructors working in Turkish Teaching Centers (TTCs) of Cukurova University and Adana Science and Technology University. The data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Turkish, Teacher Attitudes, Content Analysis
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Basal, Ahmet; Gülözer, Kaine; Demir, Ibrahim – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2015
The study aims to discover whether audio or video modality in a listening test is more beneficial to test takers. In this study, the posttest-only control group design was utilized and quantitative data were collected in order to measure participant performances concerning two types of modality (audio or video) in a listening test. The…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Audio Equipment
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Hubert, Michael D. – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2014
Approaches to foreign language (FL) instruction have changed a great deal in the past fifty years, the most fundamental change being the shift from a focus solely on language form to a focus on communicative competence (CC). Although most FL instructors now appear to focus on CC in the teaching of speaking, they do not necessarily apply CC to…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, College Faculty
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Chou, I-Chia – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2014
For students in a perspective English teacher program, enhancing language proficiency and teaching knowledge is essential so that they can participate in the teaching community. This study investigated the acquisition of an unfamiliar discursive practice by four undergraduate students in a perspective EFL teacher training program. The practice is…
Descriptors: Context Effect, English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction