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#1Semin Kazazoğlu (YTU: Yıldız Technical University)
#1Semin Kazazoğlu (YTU: Yıldız Technical University)
Reading is a basic language skill which is essential not only because it develops the literacy skills of the students but because enables them to comprehend and formulate the discourse within a language. Lack of reading, on the other hand, causes impairment of comprehension and affects the academic progress of students greatly. The range of studies suggesting that screen-based reading has a greater effect than primarily paper-based is growing each day. Accordingly, this study aims to set forth t...
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“To what gender and status one talks” governs more the speaker, in deciding their culturally and socially accepted strategy in conversation, than “who talks”; as the airport runway dictates the pilot’s landing strategy. This paper, employing conversational analysis, tries to explore how the gender and social status of the audience dictate the speaker’s speech acts and moves in Muslim formal conversation in three functional topical units composed of 107 acts of directives, assertive, commisives, ...
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Background: Scholars have given little attention to the influence of testing on the outcomes of university English preparatory programs (UEPPs). Variations on the two main classifications of writing evaluation, the holistic and the analytic, were examined. Objective: The aim was to identify the assumptions for inclusion of writing in UEPPs, to analyze the skills and abilities tested and finally, to examine the correlation between program assumptions and testing and the potential of different tes...
The aim of the current study is to find out the possibility of transfer of affective domains of reading specifically reading habits and attitudes from L1 to L2/EFL and the role of learners’ proficiency level on them. The study was designed as a descriptive research. The participants were university level 273 students who enrolled in English classes in a State College. 136 of them were beginner level (A1) and 137 of them were elementary (A2) level. Attitudes Towards Reading Habits Scale, English ...
#1Hatice Altunkaya (Adnan Menderes University)H-Index: 1
#2Bilge Ayranci (Adnan Menderes University)
Academic writing intends to enunciate research findings in a certain discipline within the scientific world. The contents of the Turkish Language II course, offered in the spring semesters of the teacher training programs in education faculties, are based on academic writing skills education. The present study aims to determine the effects of Edmodo assisted academic writing education on student achievement. A quasi-experimental design with a pre-test and post-test control group was used for the...
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Background: Scholars have given little attention to the influence of testing on the outcomes of university English preparatory programs (UEPPs). Variations on the two main classifications of writing evaluation, the holistic and the analytic, were examined. Objective: The aim was to identify the assumptions for inclusion of writing in UEPPs, to analyze the skills and abilities tested and finally, to examine the correlation between program assumptions and testing and the potential of different tes...
This study aims to make a comparison between two article groups written in the field of English Language Teaching (ELT) by Turkish scholars and non-Turkish scholars living and working in Anglophone countries to find the rhetorical structure they employ in their abstracts. To achieve this purpose, 390 research article abstracts, 195 abstracts from each group, were analyzed. To analyze the abstracts, Hyland’s (2000) model with five moves was employed. In addition to the descriptive statistics, Chi...
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In the simplest term, democracy may be defined as a set of views and standards towards freedom, however it includes an array of approaches which have been framed over the history of mankind. In short, democracy is the systematized form of freedom. A democratic country is not possible without the freedom of expression. Freedom of expression fosters publics to clearly put forward their demands on how the authorities should perform their duties. Thus, this study inquires the visionary underpinnings...
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Pronunciation is one of the main problems in language teaching and learning and it gets little attention. Most of students underestimate the importance of pronunciation considering that pronunciation is less important than other aspects of language. Many researchers investigated the weakness of pronunciation among students in all stages. However, there is still a strong need to develop pronunciation of foreign language students. This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of using Kahoot ap...
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In this research, it is aimed to develop “Caricature Creation Rubric” which can be used to evaluate the products produced by 6th grade students at the end of their Caricature creation process and to make its validity and reliability studies. The criteria in the graded key were determined by using the “Caricature Literacy Module” prepared by the researcher. Following the performance definitions, a pilot application was conducted to another group apart from the study group in order to increase the...
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