EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.40, no.181, pp.241-253, 2015 (SSCI)
The purpose of the present study is to elicit the qualifications needed by teachers teaching Turkish as a foreign language for performing their duties more effectively in line with their opinions. In this study, data were collected by means of a survey from teachers teaching Turkish as a foreign language. For this purpose, qualifications reported in the doctorate dissertation written by Mete (2013) were capitalized on. As a result of the study, it was found that in the Professional Knowledge section, the teachers need the most training on making use of literary works in teaching of a language; in Professional Skills Section, they need the most training on in-class and out of-class activities that can meet students' expectations, are student-centered, motivating, and suitable for students' language proficiency levels, learning styles and learning needs; in Professional Attitude and Values Section, they need the most training on making necessary warnings about the correct use of Turkish.