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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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Öztürk, Basak Karakoç – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
The aim of this study is to determine the state of using metacognitive strategies to develop listening skills in teaching Turkish as a foreign language to Syrian children. This research is a descriptive study designed with the survey method. In June 2017, the Certification Program for Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language was organized for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Metacognition, Listening Skills, Turkish
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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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Iscan, Adem – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
The use and utility of auditory and visual tools in language teaching is a common practice. Films constitute one of the tools. It has been found that using films in language teaching is also effective in the development of vocabulary of foreign language learners. The literature review reveals that while films are used in foreign language teaching…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Films, Vocabulary Development, Turkish
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Bozavli, Ebubekir – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
Word is one of the most important components of a natural language. Speech is meaningful because of the meanings of words. Vocabulary acquired in one's mother tongue is learned consciously in a foreign language in non-native settings. Learning vocabulary in a system based on grammar is generally neglected or learned in conventional ways. This…
Descriptors: Phonetics, Second Language Learning, Junior High School Students, English (Second Language)
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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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Yurtseven, Nihal; Altun, Sertel – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
In today's world, where learning a foreign language is highly prioritized, it is an important prerequisite that education has components that are lasting, meaningful, and transferable to everyday life. Moreover, these components would have a positive influence on student motivation. The purpose of this study is to investigate students' language…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Pretests Posttests, Action Research
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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