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#1Sevim Inal (Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University)
#2Irmak Turhanli (Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University)
The use of L1 in EFL classes has still been a controversial topic. Therefore, this study investigates the attitudes of university teachers towards the use of L1, and seek their opinions regarding the purposes for which L1 should be used in English classes. A questionnaire of 26 items with a five-point likert-type scale was administered, followed by a face-to face semi-structured interview through two open-ended questions. Descriptive and content analysis methods were employed. The results show t...
Teacher self-disclosure, simply defined, is the intuitive understanding of private feelings, thoughts or experiences between interlocutors. It is revealing information about yourself to others. This revealing is believed crucial in developing a fully intimate relationship between teachers and students which might give cause for students’ engagement, class participation and might boost their foreign language learning. The purpose of this study, therefore, is to investigate the perception of appro...
#1Cihat AtarH-Index: 1
Last.Selami Aydin (Istanbul Medeniyet University)H-Index: 11
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The aim of this study is to identify pre-service English teachers’ technopedagogic content knowledge competence levels. The Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge Model (TPACK) is unique in comparison to other technology-based models in that it incorporates content knowledge as well in addition to technological competences. The participants of this study are 182 pre-service English teachers studying at two state universities in Istanbul and Sakarya, Turkey. The data is collected through Tec...
#1Nur Aksoy (METU: Middle East Technical University)
#2Meral Aksu (METU: Middle East Technical University)H-Index: 7
This study aimed at investigating attitudes and perceptions of second year students studying at Gendarmerie Non-Commissioned Officers Vocational College towards English instruction. Attitudes of students were examined by focusing on the levels of attitudes as low, moderate, and high. The three dimensions of an attitude; importance, enjoyment, and anxiety which were extracted through factor analysis were also explored. The students’ perceptions were studied in relation with the dimensions of Gene...
The intent of the current study is to explore teacher candidates’ cognitive, affective, and behavioural attitude towards the compulsory English courses at universities and the relation of attitude with the participants’ gender, studying departments, the graduated high schools, goals and hours for studying English. The cross-sectional survey and correlational research design, interlaced within each other, were embraced to reach that objective. 207 volunteer freshman students were sampled at the e...
#1Şeyda Selen Çimen (Muğla University)H-Index: 1
#2Aysegul Daloglu (METU: Middle East Technical University)H-Index: 5
This study explores cognitions of pre-service English language teachers in relation to dealing with most commonly experienced in-class challenges in foreign language teaching and the influences that shape their cognitions. Adopting qualitative research design, a case study was conducted to provide an account of pre-service English language teachers’ cognitions. Data for this study were collected in two main stages. The first stage involved collection of the base-line data through an open-ended q...
The present study revisits the issue of gender positioning within the visual discourse of three Algerian secondary education EFL textbooks. Unlike many similar previous studies, however, the examination of gender representation in this current research is carried out from a theoretician’s as well as a practitioner’s perspective. First, the selected visual corpus was scrutinized for gender bias through critical image analysis. The seven questions in this framework have addressed the major aspects...
The micro-teaching technique has been utilized for more than half a century by teacher education programs with the main aim of providing pre-service teachers with practice opportunities. The flexible nature of the technique makes it possible to adapt the implementation to the peculiarities of any specific context. In addition, the latest technological developments such as smartphones and the internet can also be integrated into the microteaching technique to increase its efficiency. In this stud...
The present descriptive study aims to investigate whether there is a relationship between intercultural sensitivity and language achievement of learners of EFL in Turkey. To this aim, the quantitative research methodology was used. The number of female participants was 120, and that of the male participants was 205. A total of 325 participants who were attending preparatory school at a state university were selected using cluster random sampling. The “Intercultural Sensitivity Scale” developed b...
It has been conceived that being taught by native English-speaking teachers (NESTs) leads to more improvement in speaking proficiency given the fact that English is their mother tongue. This paper aims to examine whether or not being taught by NESTs ends up with more achievement in adult EFL learners’ speaking skills. Experimental research design was used with an eye to scrutinizing if there was a statistically significant difference between the speaking scores of the participants in the experim...
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