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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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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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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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Celik Korkmaz, Sule; Karatepe, Cigdem – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2018
The present study aimed to investigate the effects of multisensory language teaching on 4th graders' achievement in English reading skills. Two intact groups were selected for the treatment: a control group which was taught through mainstream education, and an experimental group which was taught through MSLT including a variety of pictorial,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Gürsoy, Esim; Hüseyinoglu, Madina – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2017
Having received the stamp of an "often neglected" element in second language teaching, opinions of English Language Teaching (ELT) Teacher Trainees (TT) taking pronunciation as an explicit instruction course seem to be neglected in research advocated in this field as well. Moreover, features of pronunciation (segmentals and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Bulut Albaba, Melike – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2017
In language teacher education literature, attention is predominantly centered on the content of teacher learning and cognition. The process of teacher learning and cognitive change over time remains relatively underexplored. For instance, despite its importance in career trajectory, there is limited empirical evidence on the transition process…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Thompson, John Michael – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2014
The evidence for gesture being a vital element in the classroom is becoming insurmountable; however, it remains to be seen how long it will take to be fully utilized in the EFL classroom. This study, using a qualitative descriptive methodology, briefly examines how a group of teachers perceive gesturing after viewing a video performance of an EFL…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Nonverbal Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Bektas-Cetinkaya, Yesim – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2014
Due to the increased interconnections among people, there has been an increasing awareness of the need to extend the knowledge of teachers to include global perspectives and cultural awareness. The objective of the study is to develop the intercultural competence of pre-service foreign-language teachers in a classroom context in Turkey. The study…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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