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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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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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Çiftçi, Hatime – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2019
From a discourse analytic approach, this study examines suggestion-response episodes in office hour interactions. The theoretical framework of relational work broadly informs the study. A total of thirty-eight office hour interactions constitute the primary data source, and the participants are 3 international instructors and their 34 Turkish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, College Faculty, Teacher Student Relationship
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Kahraman, Hasibe – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2019
The divisibility of the reading has led many researchers to examine whether reading construct is a unitary skill that cannot be divided into separate sub-skills, or it is composed of underlying components. In these studies, however, participants have generally been located in a product-oriented testing environment where their actual reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Reading Processes, Reading Comprehension
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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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Boran, Gorsev Sonmez – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2018
This study examines the proposition that second language learners tend to map second language (L2) lexical forms onto the existing semantic content of their first language (L1) translations rather than creating a separate semantic network for the second language. To test this, the participants (n=9) responded to three semantic judgement tasks. In…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Semantics, English (Second Language), Turkish
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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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Yurtseven, Nihal; Akpur, Ugur – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2018
The purpose of the present study is to determine the predictive level of perfectionism, anxiety, and procrastination on academic achievement and to describe interrelationships among the variables. A convergent parallel mixed methods research design was applied in the study. The participants included 522 college students. The "Multidimensional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Personality Traits, Anxiety
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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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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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Altay, Mehmet – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2017
Associating a content word to its rational semantic relations is regarded as a language learning strategy which explicitly contributes to mental lexicon. Semantic mapping herein seems to constitute an efficacious pattern for its practice in language instruction. Conversely, it appears to be among the least frequently used vocabulary learning…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Altay, Betül; Saracaloglu, Asuman Seda – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2017
This study aimed to examine the relationship among language learning strategies, critical thinking skills and self-regulation skills of preparation class students. In this process, students were interviewed and courses were observed so as to profile students' management of learning situations and their awareness for these strategies through a…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Metacognition, Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies
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