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ERIC Number: EJ1066220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1533-242X
European Language Portfolio in Turkish High Schools: Attitudes of EFL Students
Göksu, Ali
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, v15 n1 p121-132 Apr 2015
European Language Portfolio (ELP), adopting a vision for a better language teaching and learning process, has been piloted and implemented in many Turkish foreign language classrooms for over a decade. In spite of the several studies related to the ELP focusing on learner autonomy, speaking skills and course books, only few studies aimed at specifically examining reading skills. However, reading in language teaching and learning is often a major means in non-English speaking countries like Turkey because of the limited contact with native speakers. With this study, it is intended to implement the ELP in reading skills in Turkey, and to explore the attitudes of the students studying English with the ELP. In line with this purpose, 20 high school students are taught English during nearly a term, and then their views are gathered with oral interviews at the end of the study. In addition, portfolios are also kept by students during the application process to fortify the research findings. The data of the study are qualitatively analyzed. Research results reveal that the ELP in high school plays a significant role in improving students' reading skills. This study also indicates that ELP has a positive effect on students` attitudes in reading skills. Further studies can focus on the effects of the ELP on other language skills as well as achievements of the students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey