Year 2018, Volume 7 , Issue 2, Pages 78 - 90 2018-06-28

An Integrative Review on Evaluation of University-Level Language Programs in Turkish Context

Serhat GÜZEL [1]

Program evaluation in language programs, just as with other programs, is regarded as a vital process to make sure a language teaching course or a specified supplementary program function in the desired nature. Especially, language programs in Turkish context are in need of constant check since countries similar to Turkey are required to follow language standards dictated by the western world to be able to compete with their education levels; in that, the Common European Framework for Reference sets a guideline for language programs. However, it is evident that Turkish language teaching programs lack a standard within their regional context and often fail to meet the expectations of language teaching frameworks set by CEFR in terms of language proficiency. In relation, several evaluation studies have been conducted to determine the effectiveness of language programs run in Turkish universities. Therefore, this study aims to investigate program evaluation studies conducted on preparatory language programs offered by Turkish universities which use English Medium Instruction (EMI) and it attempts to analyze their methodologies in the evaluation of the programs. To gather data, this paper investigates five example articles to acquire an insight on the methodological issues revealed in the studies, and it attempts to examine the studies in a matrix by classifying them in categories as follows: authors, year of the study, research context, participants, methodology, and findings of the evaluative process. In conclusion, the data gathered from the studies will be interpreted in terms of their differences and similarities of models imposed by program evaluation theory, and the findings will be valuable for the understanding of how program evaluation is useful for the efficiency of running programs.
integrative research, language program evaluation, preparatory language program
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Primary Language en
Journal Section Research Article

Orcid: 0000-0001-8337-3862
Author: Serhat GÜZEL
Country: Turkey


Application Date : December 21, 2018
Acceptance Date : December 28, 2018
Publication Date : June 28, 2018

APA Güzel, S . (2018). An Integrative Review on Evaluation of University-Level Language Programs in Turkish Context . ELT Research Journal , 7 (2) , 78-90 . Retrieved from