Opinions of Teachers' Competences in Teaching Turkish As A Foreign Language


Mete F., GÜRSOY Ü.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, vol.28, no.3, pp.343-356, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.343-356

Abstract

Nowadays, the importance of foreign language education has gain even more importance and countries joined into a race of teaching their own languages to the rest of the world. Within the context of this work, opinions on what are the competences of the teachers that teach Turkish as a foreign language effectively and properly were reconsidered. To gather more information, there have been several interviews with the teachers mentioned above. Some of the findings were used to make new indicators of the competences and performance. The data that had been collected were gathered under the topics of A: Professional Knowledge B: Professional Skills and C: Professional Attitudes and Values by the references of MEB Teacher Competencies. The survey was conducted to the academicians and teachers who teach Turkish as a foreign language. It was the opinions of teacher's and academician's opinions what was asked in the survey. Then, according to the data obtained from the surveys and interviews, the draft competencies and performance indicators converted into 5-point Likert-type questionnaire. The survey was applied to those who teaches Turkish as a foreign language or has worked on the subject. According to the findings, %65,3 of them find Teaching Turkish As a Foreign Language Teachers' Competences are very important, %32 of them important, %2,7 of them moderately important.. There was no one that finds the competences not important. The work was ended with results and discussion parts.