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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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Yüce, Erkan – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2019
This study investigated the self-regulated learning (SRL) perceptions of foreign language learners at a public university in Turkey. A quantitative crosssectional model was chosen as the framework. Data were collected by means of a scale originally developed by Hirata (2010). The study was conducted with 230 voluntary participants selected…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Student Attitudes, College 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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Zorba, Mehmet Galip; Çakir, Abdulvahit – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2019
This case study investigates factors negatively affecting lower secondary students' intercultural awareness and ways to raise their intercultural awareness. The study was carried out at a public state school in Turkey, and 32 students participated in the study. An 8-week implementation was designed in accordance with the conceptual framework of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Cultural Awareness, Public Schools
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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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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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Balaman, Ufuk – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2018
The interactional architecture of L2 teaching and learning in preschool classrooms has been explored only to a limited extent despite the growing literature on L2 classroom discourse. The existing literature on these settings mainly describes an interactional site with limited L2 interactional repertoires of the very young learners. Accordingly,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
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Külekçi, Gülsah – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2018
This paper reports on a study of prospective English language teachers' perceptions concerning teaching behaviors and attitudes that contribute to effective foreign language teaching and learning. It was designed to identify teacher effectiveness factors according to the perceptions of prospective English language teachers at a university in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Tuncer, Hülya; Özkan, Yonca – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2018
Reflectivity is regarded as an indispensable component of teacher education. Through a reflective teaching/learning model, pre-service teachers may have the opportunity to become a reflective practitioner and train their students in a more reflective fashion. With this in mind, 12 pre-service teachers were assigned to keep reflective journals for…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Reflection, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teachers
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Fisne, Fatima Nur; Güngör, Müzeyyen Nazli; Guerra, Luis; Gonçalves, Olga – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2018
This cross-cultural study aims to explore to what extent a macro-level language policy, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) (CoE, 2001), is implemented at micro-level contexts, more specifically, primary English classrooms in Turkey and Portugal. This study investigated the 3rd and 4th grade course books and the Turkish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Textbooks, English (Second Language)
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Yagiz, Oktay – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2018
A growing number of researchers have been exploring the cognitions of second language teachers (L2) in a wide scope. The purpose of this study is to investigate English language teachers' L2 pronunciation cognitions and their classroom practices. The sample consists of 164 English teachers and academics in English language and language education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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