English as a Foreign Language Cul-De-Sac in Turkey

Alagozlu N.

Cyprus International Conference on Educational Research (CY-ICER), CYPRUS, 8 - 11 February 2012, vol.47, pp.1757-1761 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 47
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.896
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1757-1761
  • Keywords: English as a Foreign Language, teacher education, educational policy, Turkey
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


In Turkey, great efforts have been made to teach English as a foreign language (EFL) for the last two centuries. Fluctuated with every new educational trend, educational policy along with all related aspects like curricula have been redefined and reframed. Educational and instructional decisions at all levels have been made accordingly. Despite time and efforts spent and resources allocated, the success of EFL in Turkey is still questionable as the problem is versatile and associated with various factors. From EFL academicians perspective, this paper aims to portray major problems in EFL teaching in Turkey. The possibility to remove those problems suggests a successful and effective foreign language education in the future. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd.