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A Comparative study on the perceptions of instructors and students in the preparatory schools of a state and a private university regarding the integration of target culture into the teaching of the english language

Önal, Sena
This study investigates and compares the perceptions and classroom applications of the Turkish EFL instructors and their students in the language preparatory schools at a state university and a private university in Ankara, Turkey, in relation to integrating target culture in their English language teaching. The study makes the comparison of perceptions on the subject matter in four categories: (1) between the state university students and private university students, (2) between the state university instructors and private university instructors,(3)between instructors and students, and (4) between students of different levels of English. Questionnaires and interviews were conducted at both universities. Following the analysis of the data collected through these methods, some similarities and differences in the perceptions were detected.