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Kosar, Gülten – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2020
English language teachers play a major role in enhancing the development of students' speaking skills. However, only if teachers are proficient in speaking English, may they support their students in improving their oral proficiency. This qualitative case study aims at unearthing pre-service English as a foreign language teachers' (henceforth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, English Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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Eginli, Ilknur; Solhi, Mehdi – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2020
This study sought to investigate (1) the perceived social self-efficacy (PSSE) levels of undergraduate English teacher candidates in Turkey, (2) the foreign language anxiety (FLA) levels of them, (3) the relationship between teacher candidates' PSSE and their FLA, (4) the effect of teacher candidates' gender and age on their FLA and PSSE, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Anxiety, Preservice Teachers
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Khan, Özlem; Tas, Tunay – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2020
Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) seeks mutually comprehensible social interaction in spoken discourse. To serve this purpose, coursebooks undoubtedly play a key role as to how speaking practice takes place. In Turkey, local coursebooks are prescribed by the Ministry of National Education (MoNE); however, many practitioners seem to opt for the…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Dogan, Fatma Seyma; Çapan, Seyit Ahmet; Cigerci, Fatih Mehmet – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2020
The Higher Council of Education in Turkey (CoHE) has mandated the inclusion of a course titled 'Foreign Language Teaching in Primary Schools' in the curriculum of classroom teacher education in 2018. Although there are some attempts to release coursebooks based on the predetermined curriculum for that course, these attempts and the curriculum are…
Descriptors: Multigraded Classes, Teacher Attitudes, Language Proficiency, Curriculum Design
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Sarandi, Hedayat – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2020
There is a change in the status of English from a foreign language to a common language of communication among people with different mother languages. While the new profile of English as a lingua franca (ELF) has important implications for language teaching, it is not yet clear how far language teachers in different learning contexts have embraced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Sükür, Murat; Demircan, Fatma Esra – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2020
This quasi-experimental research aims to investigate the effects of intensive and extensive recasts on learning the English simple present singular -s. In line with this purpose, firstly 56 beginner level learners were non-randomly assigned to three different groups: written intensive recast (n = 20), written extensive recast (n = 17), and control…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Çelik, Servet; Bayraktar Çepni, Sevcan – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2020
With the continued failure of large numbers of university students to achieve proficiency in English as a foreign language (EFL), a great deal of research has been devoted to issues such as outdated curriculum design, inadequacies of course materials, poor teacher quality, and learner motivation, among other concerns. However, few studies have…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Student Experience, Student Satisfaction, Second Language Learning
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Karagöz, Tuba; Isisag, Korkut Uluç – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2019
This study aimed to identify the request strategies of senior ELT students and gain insight on their pragmatic competence in speech acts of requests. The study was conducted at a state university in Turkey, and 120 students (93 female and 27 male) participated. Mixed model research was adopted, so the present study benefits from both qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Speech Acts
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Basöz, Tutku; Erten, Ismail Hakki – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2019
This study aims to examine English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' perceptions of the factors influencing their in-class willingness to communicate (WTC) in English. Having been selected through criterion sampling method, the participants consisted of 32 undergraduate EFL learners who took the English course at Balikesir University in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes, Student Participation
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Yüce, Erkan – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2019
This study investigated the self-regulated learning (SRL) perceptions of foreign language learners at a public university in Turkey. A quantitative crosssectional model was chosen as the framework. Data were collected by means of a scale originally developed by Hirata (2010). The study was conducted with 230 voluntary participants selected…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Staub, Donald; Kirkgöz, Yasemin – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2019
Instructional quality among English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers requires the identification and assessment of professional standards for the field. Although Quality Assurance, Outcomes Assessment and Accreditation may be understood within language teacher education programs, successful and sustained implementation of quality improvement…
Descriptors: Standards, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Zorba, Mehmet Galip; Çakir, Abdulvahit – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2019
This case study investigates factors negatively affecting lower secondary students' intercultural awareness and ways to raise their intercultural awareness. The study was carried out at a public state school in Turkey, and 32 students participated in the study. An 8-week implementation was designed in accordance with the conceptual framework of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Cultural Awareness, Public Schools
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Kartal, Galip; Basol, Hasan Çaglar – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2019
This study investigates the influence of the pre-2018 English Language Teacher Education (ELTE) program outcomes in the attainment of the generic competencies for teaching profession with a specific focus on professional skills. It collects the views of EFL teacher trainers and trainees to evaluate the extent to which these competencies have been…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sak, Mehmet – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2019
There is a growing interest in research on Directed Motivational Currents (DMC) that describes highly robust motivational surges in second/foreign language learning (L2). However, little is known about the validity of DMC as a construct in the Turkish EFL context. Besides, despite the alleged pedagogical significance of the construct, it still…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Deniz Ertasoglu, Leyla; Gürsoy, Esim – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2019
In successful education systems, teachers' professional performance plays a great role. Moreover, the quality of teaching is closely related to teachers' perceptions of their profession. In this respect, this study aims to present a comprehensive picture of English teachers' perceptions of their profession, their perceived self-value, their…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, English Teachers
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