Learning Turkish as a Foreign Language via Electronic Tandem (eTandem)

Gurkan, Tabak (2012) Learning Turkish as a Foreign Language via Electronic Tandem (eTandem). In: 2nd International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL’12), 4-6 May 2012, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

Technological developments present various opportunities to foreign language learners. On the other hand, teaching and learning a foreign language should not be solely based on a classroom teaching environment after witnessing such technological developments. These developments provide foreign language learners with more communicative interaction and natural environment. One of the opportunities which technological developments bring in learning of a foreign language is electronic tandem (eTandem). In eTandem, language learners learn a foreign language from their learning partners and teach their main language to their learning partners through telephone, e-mail or other media tools. This paper introduces eTandem and describes how eTandem was used to facilitate the learning of Turkish as a foreign language. There hasn’t been any study concerning eTandem in the field of teaching Turkish as a foreign language yet. For this reason, it is thought that this study will contribute to the field of teaching Turkish as a foreign language.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Turkish as a foreign language, learning, etandem, advantages, disadvantages
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Depositing User: Mr. IT Center Editor
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2012 08:13
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2012 08:13
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/854

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