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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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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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Türkdogan, Gönül; Sivell, John – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2016
Day and Bamford's ten principles for promoting second-language (L2) extensive reading (ER) have been commended for their highly applicable practicality. However, for various reasons, assuring successful ER instruction can remain a challenging task. This surprising contrast may in part be clarified by examining the relationship between Day and…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Reading Instruction, Second Language Instruction, English Teachers
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Koban Koç, Didem – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2016
Socioeconomic status (SES), which generally involves factors such as parental educational background, occupation and income level, is a strong predictor of student achievement. That is, students with higher parental SES demonstrate increased academic performance when compared to those with lower parental SES. The purpose of the present study is to…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, 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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Khan, Özlem; Can Daskin, Nilüfer – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2014
Idioms, because of their cultural and figurative aspects, cannot be readily comprehended and used appropriately; hence, they need to be taught explicitly by means of instructional materials in language classrooms. Knowledge of idioms constitutes an important component of learners' communicative competence (Bachman, 1990) since idioms as part of…
Descriptors: Language Patterns, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Developed Materials
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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