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The intersection between two others, the East and the West in E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India
Şenduran, Elif, Derya; Birlik, Nurten; Department of English Literature (2020-12)
This dissertation reconsiders the intersection between the East and the West against the background of the Lacanian O/other to explore the inside/outside intricacy between the Anglo-Indians and the Indians in E. M. Forst...
Instructors' reasons for participating in a professional development program and the nature of teacher interaction: a case study in a Turkish preparatory school
Dewan Türüdü, Aylin Selin.; Gürbüz, Nurdan Özbek,; Department of English Language Teaching (2020)
The aim of this study was to explore teacher interaction in an in-house professional development (PD) program by examining the reasons instructors join the program and the perceived contributions of such a program. To this...
Testing the interface hypothesis: L2 acquisition of English subjects and articles by Turkish learners
Geydir, Ecem; Sağın Şimşek, Sultan Çiğdem; Department of English Language Teaching (2020)
This thesis aims to expand the testing grounds of the Interface Hypothesis (IH) by investigating the acquisition of English subjects operating with pure syntax and article uses of (in)definiteness and genericity in English...
The deterritorialization of home and identity in Brian Chikwava’s harare north and Chris Cleave’s the other hand
Kaygısız, İsmail; Öztabak Avcı, Elif; Department of English Language Teaching (2020)
The issue of migrancy has been spotlighted in the millenial London novel, in which there are many different approaches to issues of multiculturalism, both affirmative and pessimistic, Britishness and otherness. Moreover, t...
Temporary novice english language instructors’ (re)negotiation of imagined and practiced teacher identities: a case study in Turkey
Elmas, Tugay; Karaman, A. Cendel.; Department of English Language Teaching (2020)
The higher education landscape has seen some rapid shifts in recent years. As in many other countries, one of the emerging phenomena in higher education in Turkey is the class of temporary teachers who are employed without...
A bakhtinian analysis of the protagonists’ ethical dilemma in Joseph Conrad's under western eyes and the end of the tether.
Ünal, Nergis; Korkut Naykı, Nil; Department of English Literature (2020)
Conrad’s Under Western Eyes and The End of the Tether dramatize the protagonists’ ethical dilemmas by showing how a character can be “moral” and yet “immoral” at the same time. By looking at the ethical dilemmas presented ...
Examining in-service English language teachers’ professional needs : towards an online teacher training program
Başaran, Banu Çiçek; Savaş, Perihan; Department of English Language Teaching (2020)
This study aimed to investigate the professional development needs of in-service English language teachers working at schools of the Ministry of National Education. The participants of the study were EFL teachers working i...
EFL teachers’ awareness and attitudes towards personal and impersonal metadiscourse markers in L2 academic writing
Karakuş, Nursevinç.; Sağın Şimşek, Sultan Çiğdem; Department of English Literature (2020)
The purpose of the current study is to investigate EFL instructors’ awareness and attitudes towards personal and impersonal metadiscourse markers in L2 academic writing. Thirteen EFL instructors who have at least five year...
The function of magical realism in contemporary women’s fiction: Jeanette Winterson's The Passion, Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate and Isabel Allende's The House of the Spirits
İnanç, Zeynep; Alpakın Martınez Caro, Dürrin; Department of English Literature (2020)
This thesis aims to discuss the function of magical realism as an emancipatory literary mode worldwide to make the voices of the oppressed heard with reference to the novels of three contemporary women writers from differe...
Dissemination, différance, and trace in S. T. Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, “the Eolian Harp”, “Frost at Midnight”, “This Lime-Tree Bower my Prison”, and “Kubla Khan”
Akı, Ercan Tugay; Alpakın Martınez Caro, Dürrin; Department of English Literature (2020)
For Derrida, a text is something which eludes and escapes not only the reader but also the rules of its own composition. In other words, the meaning of a text is always deferred and thus beyond perception. This is the disr...
Trauma, survival, and resistance: possibilities of recovery in Monica Ali’s Brick Lane and Arundhati Roy’s the God of Small Things
Baysal, Sermet Melis; Yıldız Bağçe, Hülya; Department of English Literature (2020)
This thesis analyses Monica Ali’s Brick Lane (2003) and Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things (1997) through the perspective of cultural trauma theory in order to lay bare the ways in which survivors respond to trauma an...
An Investigation of the psychometric properties of a language assessment literacy measure
Yılmaz, Fahri; Sağın Şimşek, Sultan Çiğdem; Department of English Language Teaching (2020)
This study investigates the psychometric properties of a modified measure designed to assess the knowledge base of EFL teachers’ assessment literacy (AL). Using the data obtained from a sample of 4th grade pre-service EFL ...
An Investigation into professional identities of english language teacher trainers and their post-teacher training experiences
Gümüşok, Fatma; Seferoğlu, Gölge.; Department of English Language Teaching (2020)
This qualitative case study aims to investigate the professional identities of English language teacher trainers in Turkish in-service education context. The study mainly describes a group of teacher trainers’ identity dev...
University preparatory school instructors' self-efficacy beliefs
Can, Seçki; Daloğlu, Ayşegül; Department of English Language Teaching (2019)
The purpose of this study is to investigate university preparatory school instructors’ self-efficacy beliefs in teaching English and its interaction with their background characteristics, reported proficiency level in Engl...
The place of native culture in the intercultural training of pre-service English language teachers : the Turkish case
Kaçar, Mustafa; Hatipoğlu, Çiler; Department of English Literature (2019)
This study explored pre-service English language teachers' definitions of culture and their views about the incorporation of cultural content, in particular Turkish cultural content, into English language classes. The stud...
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; Gündüz, Müge; Department of English Language Teaching (2019)
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...
A study of monstrous abjection in relation to two gothic novels
Şentürk, Betül Selcan; Alpakın Martınez Caro, Dürrin; Department of English Literature (2019)
This thesis is an attempt to explore how John Fowles’s protagonists in his two novels The Collector and The French Lieutenant’s Woman experience Sartrean existentialism and their striving for freedom and authenticity. This...
The effect of standardisation sessions conducted before english language writing exams on inter-rater and intra-rater reliability
Karadenizli-Çilingir, Mahmure Nur; Seferoğlu, Gölge.; Department of English Literature (2019)
Reliability refers to the consistency of a measure. There are two types of reliability: (a) inter-rater reliability which means consistency between two or more markers; and (b) intra-rater reliability which refers to consi...
Research engagement in and beyond pre-service teacher education: a case study of an english language teacher education program in Turkey
Tanış, Selin; Selvi, Ali Fuad.; Department of English Literature (2019)
This case study aims to explore how pre-service EFL teachers and teacher educators conceive research engagement in pre-service teachers’ professional development in an English language teacher education program in Turkey. ...
In-service EFL teacher’s research experiences in an online professional learning community: a qualitative multiple case study
Karakaya Yıldırım, Nuriy; Savaş, Perihan; Department of English Language Teaching (2019)
The aim of this dissertation was “to investigate the effects of conducting teacher research on in- service English teachers’ views of themselves as researchers, their teacher roles and their professional development as wel...
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