The Effect of Shyness on Speaking Skills of Foreign Students Learning Turkish
The Effect of Shyness on Speaking Skills of Foreign Students Learning Turkish

Author : Demet Kardaş
Number of pages : 202-213

Summary

Shyness is an important status of emotion that affects the ability of speaking, especially in the community. This study was designed to reveal the relationship between the speaking skills in the community and the shyness of undergraduate students (1, 2 and 3. grade) of Turcology Department at the University of Zagreb in Croatia in the 2018-2019 academic year. In this study, scanning method was used based on quantitative data. The relationship between students' shyness and speaking skills in the community was evaluated according to the results obtained by using the scales in the literature in accordance with the purpose of the research. SPSS 20 statistical package program and percentage-frequency analysis were used to analyze the data. According to the findings of the study, there is a relationship between students' shyness and speaking skills in the community. It is not true to expect a shy student to speak Turkish while he / she is afraid of speaking in his / her native language, and to evaluate this student on an equal footing with other students. For this reason, Turkish instructors should identify shy students and make special studies for these students.

Keywords

Shyness, silence, reticence, ability to speak in community.

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