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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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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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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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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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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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Üstunbas, Ümran – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2017
This paper presents the findings of a quasi-experimental study designed to examine the possible effect of explicit or implicit teaching of pragmatic routines regarding the significance of exploring ways to foster interlanguage pragmatic competence considering the fact that language learners, at least, could benefit the real-life language use…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pragmatics, College Students
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Sahin Kizil, Aysel; Savran, Zehra – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2016
Research on the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in language learning has ascertained heretofore various potentials ranging from metacognitive domain to skill-based practices. One area in which the potentials of ICT tools requires further exploration is self-regulated language learning, an active, constructive process in…
Descriptors: Self Management, Independent Study, English (Second Language), Active Learning
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Karakas, Ali; Uysal, Hüseyin; Bilgin, Selçuk; Bulut, Talat – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2016
The question of what makes a good teacher of English has aroused researchers' interest for many years, and the existing studies comparing NESTs (native English-speaking teachers) and NNESTs (non-native English-speaking teachers) have focused mostly on students' perceptions of these teachers. The current study aims to explore in the first phase if…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Native Speakers, English (Second Language)
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Erten, Ismail Hakki – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2014
This study reports on findings from an investigation into the reasons for year 1 students from the English Language Teaching Department at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey, for choosing teaching as a field of study and future career. A questionnaire comprising of open-ended questions was employed to decipher the reasons of 96…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Choice, College Students, English (Second Language)
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Siegel, Aki – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2014
English as a lingua franca studies (ELF) from a socio-interactional perspective have illustrated the subtle actions of interlocutors that highlight their "situated identities" (Zimmerman, 1998) in talk-in-interaction. Many of these studies have focused on speakers' identities associated with ethnicity, nationality, or their first or…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Official Languages
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Kayaoglu, M. Naci – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2013
This study focuses on exploring poor and good learners' language beliefs and their language strategy use in an attempt to see whether there is any significant relationship between the poor and good learners. This paper particularly seeks to examine to what extent language beliefs as a construct are reflected in learners' language behavior, which…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Learning Strategies, Student Behavior, Undergraduate Students