Evaluation of Exercises Used in Listening Skill Area in Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language Textbooks


Ozbal B., GENÇ A.

SELCUK UNIVERSITESI EDEBIYAT FAKULTESI DERGISI-SELCUK UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF FACULTY OF LETTERS, cilt.42, ss.197-212, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 42
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Dergi Adı: SELCUK UNIVERSITESI EDEBIYAT FAKULTESI DERGISI-SELCUK UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF FACULTY OF LETTERS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.197-212

Özet

The target behaviors determined according to skill areas in foreign language teaching textbooks are to be transmitted to students through the exercises. The way target behaviors determined in the skill areas are transmitted to students is also based on doing an adequate number of various exercises. Therefore, it is important that the exercises used in the textbooks show a balanced distribution in terms of basic and sub-skills as well as the diversity in the types of exercises used. The aim of this study is to determine the proportions of the exercises used in the listening skill relative to other skills, the types of exercises and the frequency of their use in the basic level (A1-A2) textbooks of the four teaching sets commonly used in teaching Turkish as a foreign language. Data were gathered through document analysis from the basic level (A1-A2) of the teaching sets of "Istanbul Turkish for Foreigners", "Yedi Iklim Turkish", "Gazi Turkish for Foreigners", "Yeni Hitit Turkish for Foreigners" textbooks and evaluated by inductive content analysis. The results of the study indicate that the listening skill area included the least amount of exercises in the four skills and the diversity of listening-understanding exercises should be increased in the examined Turkish as foreign language (A1-A2) textbooks