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

Aydemir Altaş E., Mede E.

International Journal of Arts & Sciences, vol.7, no.1, pp.45-61, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Arts & Sciences
  • Page Numbers: pp.45-61
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


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.