Derin Atay

Derin Atay
Marmara University · Department of Foreign Language Education

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This study aims to investigate whether and to what extent students experience (dis)engagement in online language learning. In order to utilize the malleable feature of student engagement, the present study explores the facilitative impacts of a collaborative authentic task on promoting student engagement in online language learning. Participants in...
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Student engagement has become a challenge for K-12 students and teachers in online education during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study explored the factors underlying student engagement and the strategies teachers developed to engage students. Thematically analyzed interview data coming from 22 teachers and 20 students of public high schools reveale...
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Subjective well-being (SWB) has been an intensely studied domain of psychology, predominantly in the field of positive psychology. Due to the nature of teaching as an intellectually, physically and emotionally demanding profession, the last few decades have also witnessed a growing interest in teachers’ SWB. The pres­ent study investigated pre-serv...
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This chapter examines the effectiveness of mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) through investigating the evidence from the extant literature. MALL is widely used by teachers and institutions to support different models of language teaching such as content and language integrated learning (CLIL) and English as a medium instruction (EMI). In par...
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This study investigates the impact of extensive reading (ER) program, which integrates extensive reading with in-class follow-up writing activities, on Turkish EFL learners’ L2 reading/writing and foreign language self-concept (FLSC). In this research, conducted in a Turkish university, experimental design was used and the experimental group was ex...
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This paper investigates the effects of three different types of prewriting instruction on Turkish students’ L2 writing production capabilities. This mixed method study was carried out with 45 Turkish EFL students enrolled at a state university. Students were allocated into three groups randomly. In the control group the prewriting phase was carried...
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Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) has a dual focus both on content and language teaching in which students learn through and about language and provides contextualized and meaningful situations. Although studies on the impact of CLIL on learners' vocabulary knowledge and reading comprehension have mostly positive results, related rese...
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Critical thinking, a vital skill for the 21st century, has become a desirable educational outcome by educators. Promoting students’ critical thinking has been a concern in various educational settings and the role of teachers is considered to be the most significant factor for successful instructional implementations. The present study aims to exam...
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Teachers play a central role in shaping education. Educational innovations succeed or fail with the teachers who shape it (Lieberman & Pointer Mace, 2008); thus teachers' professional development process should be given utmost importance and organized in a way that supports and promotes their growth. Traditional INSET programs based on knowledge-tr...
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This longitudinal study investigates the efficacy levels of Turkish prospective teachers of English from student teaching to induction year. Data from pre-service teachers enrolled at a state university in Istanbul revealed there was an increase in overall efficacy scores from “before student teaching/ BST” phase to “after student teaching/ AST” ph...
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Despite the realization that the majority uses of English occur in contexts where English serves as a lingua franca, the "native speaker" authority is still prevalent in the field of English language teaching, especially in EFL contexts. The present case study was conducted with three Turkish teachers of English and investigated their opinions on t...
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Research on language and identity have generally been conducted in predominantly English-language native speaker settings, and results have revealed the language-learning process as a complex interplay of many variables in which social roles, relationships, and identities are constantly reconstituted. This study investigates how prospective teacher...
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In recent years there has been a growing interest in the cultural dimension of foreign language education, and teachers today are expected to promote the acquisition of intercultural competence in their learners. Thus, the present study aims to investigate the opinions and attitudes of Turkish teachers of English on intercultural competence teachin...
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In the last decades there has been an increasing interest in vocabulary learning strategies given that they are found to facilitate second/foreign language vocabulary learning and recall. As many learners do not develop sufficient mastery of the strategy repertoire, explicit instruction on vocabulary learning strategies may help them to become more...
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Over recent decades, there has been compelling evidence describing the powerful effects of teachers’ sense of efficacy on their instructional activities as well as student outcomes. The present study explored the change of efficacy of prospective teachers over the student teaching period and the factors that might contribute to the change. Data col...
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As language learning involves the acquisition of thousands of words, teachers and learners alike would like to know how vocabulary learning can be fostered, especially in EFL settings where learners frequently acquire impoverished lexicons, despite years of formal study. Research indicates that reading is important but not sufficient for second-lan...
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This study evaluates the success of collaborative dialogue between students and co-operating teachers as a follow-up to in-service education and teaching (INSET). Current INSET programmes are on the whole found to be insufficient due to the fact that they do not provide the participant teachers with opportunities to reflect on their own experiences...

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