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Yelgeç, Nihal; Dagyar, Miray – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2020
This study aims to investigate the impact of metacognitive awareness and self-efficacy beliefs of middle school students on their level of foreign language learning anxiety by using structural equation modelling. A total of 285 7th and 8th grade students from a middle school in Turkey during the 2018-2019 academic year were included in the study.…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Middle School Students, Metacognition, Self Efficacy
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Kaya, Suat; Ok, Ahmet – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2020
The purpose of the present study was to explore the antecedents influencing the implementation and the outcomes of the middle school English language curriculum. Case study was adopted to deeply explore a phenomenon, which can be the processes, events, persons, curricula, or things of interest to the researcher. The phenomenon, in this study, is…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Content Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Gonulal, Talip – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2020
The present study investigated the potential of podcasting and vodcasting technology in promoting extensive listening and improving overall L2 listening skills. Forty-nine college-level EFL students took part in this yearlong study. Data, coming from listening log assignments, listening progress tests, proficiency tests and a listening log…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Listening Comprehension, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Polat, Mustafa; Eristi, Bahadir – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2019
The study aims to find out the effects of authentic video materials on foreign language listening skill and foreign language listening anxiety of students studying at different levels of English proficiency. The experimental practices of the research designed as pretest-posttest true experimental design with control group have been conducted on…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Second Language Learning, Listening Skills, Anxiety
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Alsaadi, Nadia Saeed M.; Atar, Cihat – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2019
This study aims to investigate wait-time, more specifically student reaction wait-time, in high school English as a foreign language classrooms with specific regard to two classroom micro-context modes (the classroom context mode and material mode). The data was collected via audio-recordings of classroom interaction in its natural context. The…
Descriptors: Student Reaction, Questioning Techniques, English Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Baykal, Nazli; Sayin, Idil; Zeybek, Gülin – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2019
Drama provides an opportunity for students to use their imagination to express themselves verbally and with body language and is concerned with the world of 'let's pretend'. It has been widely used to foster language skills in foreign language teaching and engages both students and the teachers affectively and cognitively. Apart from its…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Grounded Theory, Teacher Education Programs
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Kartal, Galip – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2019
This paper is devoted to exploring the way how the mobile instant messaging WhatsApp is deployed to enhance the learning of a second or foreign language. Therefore, this study set out to investigate the empirical studies related to WhatsApp and language learning published in peer-reviewed journals. Thirty-seven studies were selected after a…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Synchronous Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Uysal, Derya – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2019
This study aims to explore the problems and the solutions concerning the English language preparatory curricula implemented at Eskisehir Osmangazi University, School of Foreign Languages according to ELT instructors. Participants of the study are 50 ELT instructors teaching English language in three different proficiency levels (A1, A2, B1). Case…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Instructional Materials
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Akbulut, Fatma Demiray – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2019
This study investigates the effect of morphological treatment on morphological awareness and reading comprehension skill in a foreign language teaching. Experimental design was used in this study which was conducted with 74 freshmen who are studying at Translation and Interpreting Department. Following the Oxford Quick Placement Test and Nation's…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Uzun, Kutay – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2018
The present study aimed to fill a gap in the literature by documenting the EAP needs of the research assistants of Nursing in a public Turkish university. The study was of a qualitative nature and data was collected by means of an open-ended questionnaire, whose questions were based on Hutchinson & Waters's (1987) framework to identify the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English for Academic Purposes, Research Assistants, Nursing Education
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Mrekajova, Eva – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2017
Building on Bochner's (1977) functional model for the development of overseas students' friendship patterns, this study examines the friendship networks of international students attending long-term programs in Turkey concentrating primarily on their close friendships with host country nationals. The facilitating and hindering factors of…
Descriptors: Friendship, Intervention, Turkish, Cultural Differences
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Demir, Yusuf – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2017
This study aims to investigate Turkish EFL learners' attributions for success and failure in speaking English, and to find out whether gender and department variables exert any impact on their attributions. The attributions were analyzed and compared in terms of the four dimensions: locus of causality, external control, stability and personal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Attribution Theory