Academic Speaking Skills

English 211 is a speaking course designed with the aim of equipping students with the essential speaking skills they need to cope with the English language as medium of instruction. Therefore, the course revolves around two main focuses: academic speaking and presentation skills. To this end, the course offers a content based approach where all four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing are integrated to foster various speaking opportunities. Since the main focus of the course is on speaking, the listening, reading and writing tasks will serve as springboard to either generate or to complement speaking. The emphasis put on variety, language skills and the balance between input and practice throughout the course will help students become more confident, autonomous and competent speakers of English.


Learning style preferences of preparatory scgool students at Gazi University
Güneş, Cevriye; Ok, Ahmet; Department of Educational Sciences (2004)
The purpose of this study was to determine the learning styles of preparatory school students from Gazi University and examine the relationship between students̕ learning style preferences (LSP) and faculty students will study in, gender, proficiency level of English and achievement scores on listening, reading, grammar, and writing in the English Course. The instrument, Index of Learning Styles (ILS), was administered to 367 randomly selected students. As for the data analysis, descriptive statistics portr...
English Language Teachers Implementation of Curriculum with Action Oriented Approach in Turkish Primary Education Classrooms
Yeni Palabıyık, Pınar; Daloğlu, Ayşegül (2016-04-01)
The aim of the study is to explore English language teachers' implementation of a curriculum innovation with an actionoriented approach in the context of teaching English to very young learners in Turkish primary schools. As a part of exploratory case study design, data from multiple sources were gathered in the form of observational field notes, followup interviews and document analysis. Findings indicated a variation in teachers' instructional practices ranging from traditional to constructivist. Even if ...
Oral Communication Skills
Seferoğlu, Gölge(2009)
This course offers a variety of different communication-oriented speaking opportunities such as discussions, individual and group presentations and other interactive tasks providing opportunity for students to improve their oral competence by developing effective language use both in formal and informal contexts. It offers extended communicative tasks such as debates, role-plays, individual and group presentations, impromptu speeches and other interactive tasks providing opportunity for students to improve ...
Preparing Pre-service English Language Teachers for Classroom Realities: Strengthening Their Competence in Instructional Materials
Tekir, Serpil; Akar, Hanife (Ani Publishing and Consulting Company, 2020-01-01)
Purpose: English as Foreign Language (EFL) teachers tend to demonstrate low literacy levels in instructional materials and feel unprepared to use materials effectively. To better prepare pre-service EFL teachers for real classrooms that they will teach Upon graduation, current K-12 teachers can provide significant insights into the needed competences of prospective teachers. With this purpose, the study aimed to investigate the competences in utilizing instructional materials needed by EFL teachers to becom...
Preparation for an international exchange program: a phenomenological analysis of prospective english language teachers’ lived and imagined experiences
Çiftçi, Emrullah Yasin; Karaman, Abdullah Cendel; Department of English Language Teaching (2016)
Since the Erasmus exchange program promises sociocultural experiences in different cross-cultural and educational contexts, it can contribute to the development of prospective English language teachers. However, participants’ preparation experiences and thought patterns prior to the program may influence the quality and outcomes of the sociocultural experiences abroad. This study, therefore, aimed to explore preparation experiences of three Turkish prospective English language teachers who chose to study in...
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