Choice factors in MA ELT programs

Kirmizi O., SARIÇOBAN A.

Akdeniz Language Studies Conference, Antalya, Turkey, 9 - 12 May 2012, vol.70, pp.282-287 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 70
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.01.066
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.282-287
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


The present study has been carried out in order to determine professional targets of M. A. ELT program students, the factors that are influential in deciding to start M. A. ELT studies, and the ones that are influential in department selection. The study group comprises both students and graduates from various ELT departments and they are made up of three groups in terms of occupation: research assistants, instructors, and teachers. The results indicate that many students undertake postgraduate education primarily with a view to improve their intellectual skills and most of them state that they want to continue their PhD studies. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd.