Multilingualism in Northern Cyprus with specific reference to English in education

Yağcıoğlu, Dilek


Processing of English idioms with body part components by native speakers of Turkish learning English with intermediate level of proficiency
Abdramanova, Saule; Hatipoğlu, Çiler; Department of English Language Teaching (2012)
The thesis examines the comprehension of English idioms with body part components by Turkish learners, i.e., the strategies they use when guessing the meaning of idioms. Fifteen English idioms are taken from the British National Corpus and are selected to meet the criteria of the width of range and the frequency of usage; also idioms with a bigger amount of representation, as well as idioms having and not having Turkish analogues and equivalents are included. The research is mainly based on the assumptions ...
Senior students’ self-effıcacy beliefs about using ESP in their prospective careers
Baloğlu, Ezgi; Akar, Hanife; Department of Educational Sciences (2011)
Self-efficacy refers to people’s judgments of their own abilities about a specific situation. The present study examined self-efficacy beliefs of senior students about using ESP (English for Specific Purposes) in their prospective careers. For this purpose, a new scale was developed by the researcher. The predictive power of certain variables (gender, English course grade, watching English language films, reading English language books, listening to English language songs) was investigated through multiple ...
Native and nonnative English-speaking teachers in Turkey: teacher perceptions and student attitudes
Skliar, Olga; Eröz Tuğa, Betil; Department of English Language Teaching (2014)
This study is aimed at investigating the existence of preferential attitudes towards native English speakers in the field of ELT, resulting in depreciation of nonnative English language teachers in the case of two high-ranking English-medium universities in Ankara, Turkey. The study involves detailed analysis of data collected from teachers and students of English through questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. The goal of the study is twofold: 1) Teachers’ self-perceptions regarding their identities...
Gender representations in ELT coursebooks : a comparative study
YIlmaz, Elvan; Enginarlar, Hüsnü; Department of English Language Teaching (2012)
In all educational institutions ELT coursebooks are used as a guide to teach the language. However, the role of a coursebook as an agent of socialization and its effect on the development of gender roles is usually underestimated. Gender biased coursebooks might affect the learners in a negative way in the process of gender socialization. Most coursebook writers revise the first editions of the coursebooks in order to modernize them and to meet the needs of the learners in a changing world. The aim of this ...
Evaluation of the writing component of an english language teaching program at a public university: a case study
Coşkun, Abdullah; Enginarlar, Hüsnü; Department of Foreign Language Education (2011)
This study has the main objective of evaluating the effectiveness of the writing component of the program applied at the Department of Basic English (DBE) and the Department of Modern Languages (DML) at Middle East Technical University (METU) in the 2010-2011 academic year in terms of program objectives, materials and content, teaching-learning process and the assessment of the writing skills. The opinions of the DBE and DML instructors, program coordinators and students as well as the content course instru...
Citation Formats
D. Yağcıoğlu, “Multilingualism in Northern Cyprus with specific reference to English in education,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2002.