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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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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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Kahraman, Hasibe – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2019
The divisibility of the reading has led many researchers to examine whether reading construct is a unitary skill that cannot be divided into separate sub-skills, or it is composed of underlying components. In these studies, however, participants have generally been located in a product-oriented testing environment where their actual reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Reading Processes, Reading Comprehension
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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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Hismanoglu, Murat; Çolak, Rasit – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2019
The purpose of the present study was to investigate K-12 EFL teachers' perspectives and knowledge on the use and effectiveness of drama to develop students' speaking skills. To achieve this purpose, 42 EFL teachers from different state secondary schools of a city located in the west part of Turkey participated in this study. The questionnaire…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, English Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Yenen, Emin Tamer; Dursun, Fevzi – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2019
The aim of this study is to determine the effect of the active learning approach on student achievement in the learning outcomes of the 'My Town' unit in the fifth-grade English course in a secondary school. The research was organized according to a quasi-experimental design with experimental and control groups. The experimental (n=34) and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Active 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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Dislen Daggöl, Gökçe – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2019
Language learning constitutes a prominent need in the 21st century, and many factors influence it, such as cognitive, affective, social, cultural and physical conditions. Considering that where we learn language impacts how we feel while learning, the present study dwells upon two of these conditions: learning climate and self-efficacy. In this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), High School 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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