Perceptions of a State University Language Preparatory Program Instructors Related to Integrating Target Culture in an EFL Classroom


AYDEMİR E., Mede E.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES, vol.7, no.1, pp.45-61, 2014 (SCI-Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.45-61
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the perceptions and classroom applications of the Turkish EFL instructors working in language prep programs at a state university in Turkey in relation to integrating target culture in their classroom. A sample of forty state university language preparatory program instructors participated in this study. The quantitative data were obtained through a questionnaire, and the qualitative data were collected from semi-structured interviews.The findings of the study revealed significant implications with respect to integrating target culture in an EFL classroom.