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Ahmet Selçuk Akdemir
Erzincan University
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The purpose of the study is to investigate frequently used speaking tasks in English classes at tertiary level in Turkey and differences in language instructors’ speaking activity choices for informal oral assessment with regard to their academic majors. As data collection tool, an electronic questionnaire was sent to 82 participant language instructors from different universities in Turkey in the academic year 2016-2017. The questionnaire included speaking activities that can be used with asses...
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This study aims at investigating the effect of eTwinning, an innovative way of cooperative learning, on language teaching. A qualitative research design is preferred in order to explore the experiences of language teachers who have completed successful eTwinning projects. To this end, 7 ELT professionals (4 female, 3 male) from different cities of Turkey have been contacted on the Internet to share their experiences in a semi structured interview. The data was analysed descriptively to identify ...
#1Oktay Yagiz (Atatürk University)H-Index: 3
#2Burcu Aydın (Adnan Menderes University)H-Index: 1
Last.Ahmet Selçuk Akdemir (Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University)H-Index: 3
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This study reviews a selected sample of 274 research articles on ELT, published between 2005 and 2015 in Turkish contexts. In the study, 15 journals in ULAKBIM database and articles from national and international journals accessed according to convenience sampling method were surveyed and relevant articles were obtained. A content analysis was implemented for each article in terms of subjects, research design, data collection tools, samples and data analyses through an “Article Classification F...
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This study aims to investigate extraversion as a personality trait of female EFL learners as listeners. The study is based on qualitative research design. Five students, who were studying as freshman students at English Language Teaching Department of a public university in Turkey, are the participants of the study. All participants have been selected among freshman students of the department. Data which was collected with semi-structured interviews was transcribed verbatim by the researcher him...
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This study aims to develop and validate a willingness to listen (WTL) scale for second language (L2) contexts. There are several studies on willingness to communicate (WTC) in L2. However, most of these studies are based on the speaking dimension of communication. As an ignored dimension, listening in L2 is underestimated in WTC research. The study is based on the fact that listening, along with speaking, composes an important part of communication in L2 contexts. In order to develop a valid and...
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#1Ahmet Selçuk Akdemir (Erzincan University)H-Index: 3
#2Muzaffer BarinH-Index: 1
Last.Hakan Demiröz (Cumhuriyet University)H-Index: 2
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The aim of this study is to explore whether newspaper articles can be used as speaking materials in foreign language courses as they include most authentic language patterns. A quasi-experimental study has been carried out at Vocational School of Tourism and Hotel Services in Erzincan University. Thirty-eight preparatory students took part in the study. Speaking courses were designed to include newspaper articles. The study
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#2Muzaffer BarinH-Index: 1
Last.Hakan DemirözH-Index: 2
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#1Mehmet Takkaç (Atatürk University)H-Index: 1
#2Ahmet Selçuk Akdemir (Erzincan University)H-Index: 3
Abstract Globalism, in the modern sense, requires training global citizens with a logic viewing of individuals as members of a large family known as global world. In this process, national values, virtues, behaviors, traditions and aspirations must align with global expectations. However there may be differences in every aspect between nations, there must be conclusive attempts to make the bridge among different peoples of the world closer. To provide a better, safer and more livable world for t...
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#1Mehmet TakkaçH-Index: 1
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English is taught as a foreign language nearly in all higher education institutions in Turkey. Though the aim of teaching English is mainly based on communicational skills, it is rarely performed with innovative and technologically up to date methods. Many instructors find it easier to construct courses with a traditional style without using technological devices and materials. English lessons become rather boring and dull, and as a result of this, the achievement and attitudes of students decli...
#1Hüseyin EfeH-Index: 1
#2Hakan DemirözH-Index: 2
Last.Ahmet Selçuk AkdemirH-Index: 3
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Situated Learning is a term first proposed by Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger as a model of learning in a community of practice. According to Lave and Wenger learning should not be viewed as simply the transmission of abstract and decontextualised knowledge from one individual to another, but a social process whereby knowledge is co-constructed; they suggest that such learning is situated in a specific context and embedded within a particular social and physical environment. Foreign language teachi...
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