Syntactic Alternations, verb classes, Argument structure, Semantic Category.

Elkilic, Gencer (2012) Syntactic Alternations, verb classes, Argument structure, Semantic Category. In: 2nd International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL’12), 4-6 May 2012, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

There have been many efforts to teach a foreign language successfully in Turkey over the last two centuries. Various teaching techniques have been tried as a result of different educational politics. Through the project formed by the Ministry of National Education to promote the teaching of Foreign Languages, recruiting native language teachers have come to fore in 2011. In the Project, it is aimed to reorganize the foreign language laws, prepare a foreign language action plan, to renovate the programs and materials used according to universal standards, to redetermine the requirements of foreign language teacher employment, and to recruit a total of forty-thousand native foreign language teachers in four years (ten thousand each year) until the Project has been completed, and to provide activities for the students to practice foreign languages in schools at weekends and in summer holidays with both native and non-native teachers. In the Project, it is planned to hire the native teachers as a guest status and a one-year contract is thought to be signed, if deemed necessary, the contacts will be renewed. The main aim of this study is to determine the perceptions of teachers, secondary school principals, and university instructors in relation to the Project of the Ministry of Turkish National Education to recruit native teachers. In order to achieve the main aim of the study, answers to following questions will be sought: According to the teachers, secondary school principals, and university instructors; 1) What are the problems in teaching foreign language in Turkey? 2) What are their perceptions in relation to the universal standard requirements of materials applied in schools? 3) What are their perceptions in relation to non-native teachers’ accompanying the native teacher in the class? 4) What are their perceptions in relation to positive and negative effects of recruiting native foreign language teachers in Turkey? Method This study has been prepared according to a qualitative research design. In the study, the perceptions of teachers, school principals, and university instructors have been examined qualitatively. Subjects The participants of the study are the foreign language instructors working at Kafkas University, Faculty of science and letters, Kars, English language teachers and school principals working in Kars province. Instruments and Data Collection Procedure Data in the study have been collected using semi-structured interview technique, which is one of the qualitative techniques. Technique used in the study has been prepared by the researcher and administered in person by the researcher. Data Analysis Data of the study have been analyzed through content analysis technique, one of the qualitative data analysis techniques. To this end, first of all, the transcript of the interview has been put into written form and codes have been formed in this text. And then related and meaningful codes have been united under the items. In order to justify the reliability of the coding and item forming process, data have been coded by different two researchers and validity between them has been examined.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Foreign language teaching, English teaching, Kars, Ministry of National Education.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Depositing User: Mr. Ibrahim Kinal
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2012 06:50
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2012 06:50
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/832

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