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Research on Turkish Teaching Course books as a Foreign Language in terms of Word Teaching Strategies

The aim of this research is to analyse comparatively the vocabulary teaching strategies in the coursebooks used in the courses of teaching Turkish as a foreign language and also to determine the practice methods and the frequencies of the strategies that are not found in the coursebooks but used by the instructors of the course. Of the qualitative research methods, the case study was used in the research and Turkish coursebooks used in the courses of teaching Turkish to foreigners, the structured observation form prepared in accordance with the expert opinions and the questionnaire forms applied to the instructors of the course were used as the data collection tools. The research was carried out in the scope of the beginning level A1 coursebooks including Istanbul University Turkish for Foreigners, Institute of Yunus Emre Yedi İklim Turkish, Gazi University Turkish for Foreigners in the courses of teaching Turkish as a foreign language. The structured observation form having been prepared to follow the lesson process was applied to each three classrooms in İstanbul University Language Centre, Yıldız Teknik University Turkish Teaching Centre, Gazi University Turkish Teaching Centre. The questionnaire form was applied to 90 instructors from Ankara, İstanbul, Kastamonu, Trabzon, Gaziantep, Tiflis and Saraybosna. The results acquired from the findings can be summarised as follows: it was found out that the the usages and frequencies of the strategies in the coursebooks of teaching Turkish as a foreign language showed much variety, and all of the vocabulary teaching strategies determined were not available in the present coursebooks, and also the instructors lacked of the knowledge and awareness about the vocabulary teaching strategies.

Teaching Turkish as a foreign language, Vocabulary teaching, Vocabulary learning strategies.


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