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Kiliç, Mehmet; Bada, Erdogan – TESL-EJ, 2019
This quasi-experimental research explores the difference between the pausing patterns of native English and nonnative Turkish speakers of English concerning their pause durations preceding and following English adverbial clause conjunctions. The findings reveal statistically significant differences between native and nonnative participants for two…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intonation
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Atas, Ufuk – TESL-EJ, 2018
This paper presents an empirical study that investigates the role of vocabulary knowledge in listening comprehension with 33 advanced Turkish learners of English as a foreign language. The Vocabulary Levels Test (Schmitt, Schmitt & Clapham, 2001) is used to measure the vocabulary knowledge of the participants and a standardized listening test…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Listening Comprehension
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Dodgson, David – TESL-EJ, 2017
Minecraft has become well established in the world of education. Around the world, the game is being used in a variety of educational settings for virtual project work and as a virtual world for collaboration and social interaction. Minecraft is an activity players want to talk about. It is a game they want to learn more about. In order to do…
Descriptors: Video Games, Computer Mediated Communication, Teaching Methods, Computer Simulation
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Balikçi, Gözde; Daloglu, Aysegül – TESL-EJ, 2016
This case study was conducted in order to observe and investigate the critical reading discourse (CRD) of 27 freshman pre-service teachers of English at the department of foreign language teaching at a state university in Turkey. In addition, the study attempts to answer the question of how the critical reading discourse of the students is shaped…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Case Studies
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Bekleyen, Nilüfer; Selimoglu, Figen – TESL-EJ, 2016
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the learners' behaviors and perceptions about autonomous language learning at the university level in Turkey. It attempts to reveal what type of perceptions learners held regarding teachers' and their own responsibilities in the language learning process. Their autonomous language learning…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Independent Study, College Students
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Akpinar, Kadriye Dilek; Bardakçi, Mehmet – TESL-EJ, 2015
The aim of this study is two-fold. Firstly, it attempts to determine the role of presenting collocations by organizing them based on (i) the keyword, (ii) topic related and (iii) grammatical aspect on retention of collocations. Secondly, it investigates the relationship between participants' general English proficiency and the presentation types…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Retention (Psychology)
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Çelik, Servet; Aytin, Kübra – TESL-EJ, 2014
Despite the clear benefits provided by digital educational tools, Turkish teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL) are often seen as failing to take advantage of computing technologies in the classroom. Deficiencies in terms of teachers' digital literacies are often faulted for this omission. The majority of studies concerning Turkish EFL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Basaran, Süleyman; Cabaroglu, Nese – TESL-EJ, 2014
The ubiquitous use of Internet-based mobile devices in educational contexts means that mobile learning has become a plausible alternative to or a good complement for conventional classroom-based teaching. However, there is a lack of research that explores and defines the characteristics and effects of mobile language learning (LL) through language…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Measures (Individuals), Handheld Devices
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Gorsuch, Greta – TESL-EJ, 2012
In the early heyday of ITA education, English as a second language (ESL) educators played a key role in defining three basic learning needs for ITAs: Language, teaching, and culture. Of this model, culture is the most broadly defined and least developed component. It was predicted by some, apparently on the basis of nationality, that ITAs would…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Initial Teaching Alphabet, Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience
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Keranen, Nancy; Bayyurt, Yasemin – TESL-EJ, 2006
This paper reports on the pairing of Spanish-speaking in-service teachers and Turkish-speaking pre-service teachers in a telecollaborative intercultural project in which English was used as a lingua franca. The authors of this paper were the course leaders. Participants' discourses were examined to understand how they communicated their cultures…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Bada, Erdogan; Okan, Zuhal – TESL-EJ, 2000
Students in the English Language Teaching Department at Cukurova University (Turkey) were asked about their preferences for learning English. Teachers working with these students were asked about the extent of their awareness of their students' learning preferences. Data suggest the need for closer cooperation between students and teachers in how…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries