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Motivation and Student Perception of Studying in an English-medium University

Year 2005, Volume 1, Issue 1, 101 - 123, 01.04.2005

Abstract

Many Turkish universities provide undergraduate degree courses through the medium of English. Despite a growing popularity of English medium universities, very little actual information is available about what attracts students to an English-medium education. The present study aims to identify the primary sources of motivation underlying students’ decision for selecting an English-medium education, students’ assessment of their English language skills, and their perceptions of difficulties they may have studying through the medium of English. With regard to motivational patterns, it was found that students prioritized a mix of integrative and instrumental motivations, and had a fairly positive self-assessment of their English. Problems identified by the students centered on the detrimental effects of learning subjects through another language such as a feeling of being distanced from their native language and culture. It is argued that more studies are needed in this area to assist universities in policy making.

References

  • S.T.Aksungur, Teaching English for the Student’s Specific Purposes in Mixed- discipline Classes at University-bound Language Preparatory Centres (Adana: Çukurova University, 1994) Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation.
  • A. Çiğdem, 1994, Implications of Student Attitudes Towards the Program of English in Mersin School of Tourism and Hotel Management (Adana: Çukurova University,
  • ) Unpublished MA thesis. M.J.Benson, ‘Attitudes and Motivation Towards English: A Survey of Japanese Freshmen’, RELC Journal, 22 (1991), pp.34-48.
  • J.D.Brown, and T. Hudson, ‘The Alternatives in Language Assessment’, TESOL Quarterly, 32 (1998), pp. 653-675.
  • R.L.Cooper & J.A.Fishman, ‘A Study of Language Attitudes’, in The Spread of English, ed. J. A. Fishman, et al., (1997), pp.239-276 (Rowley, MA: Newbury House).
  • D. Crystal, Language Death (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000).
  • R.Ellis, Understanding Second Language Acquisition (Oxford: O. U. P., 1985).
  • Ö. Demirel, Yabancı Dil Öğretimi (Ankara: Usem Yayınları, 1990).
  • R.C. Gardner, Social Psychology and Second Language Learning. The Role of Attitudes and Motivation (London, Ontario: Edward Arnold, 1985).
  • R.C.Gardner & W.E.Lambert, Attitudes and Motivation in Second-language Learning (Rowley, MA: Newbury House, 1972).
  • D. Graddol, The Future of English? (London: British Council, 1997).
  • G. Hergüner, An Evaluation of the Graduate Level Preparatory Course as a Needs Assessment for a New Syllabus Design for Basic Science (Adana: Çukurova University, 1990) Unpublished MA thesis.
  • T. Jones & F. Davies, ‘Text as a Vehicle for Information. The Classroom Use of Written Texts in Teaching Reading in a Foreign Language’, Reading in a Foreign Language, 1 (1983), pp. 1-19.
  • Y. Kırkgöz, Knowledge Acquisition from L2 Specialist Texts. (Birmingham: Aston University, 1999) Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation.
  • M. B. Miles & A. M. Huberman, ‘Drawing Valid Meaning from Qualitative Data: Toward a Shared Craft’, Educational Researcher, 13 (1984), pp. 20-30.
  • K.A. Noels, ‘Learning Spanish as a Second Language: Learners’ Orientations and Perceptions of Their Teachers’ Communication Style’, Language Learning, vol. 51, no: 1 (2001), pp. 107-144.
  • A.N. Oppenheim, Questionnaire Design, Interviewing and Attitude Measurement (London: Pinter Publishers, 1996).
  • W.D. Shaw, ‘Asian Student Attitude Towards English’ in Readings in English as an International Language, ed. L. E. Smith, (1983), pp.21-33 (Oxford: Pergamon Press)
  • U. Smit, & C. Dalton, ‘Motivational Patterns in Advanced EFL Pronunciation Learners’, IRAL 38 (2000), pp. 229-246.
  • J. Swales, ‘Utilizing the Literatures in Teaching the Research Paper’, TESOL Quarterly, 21 (1987), pp. 41-68.
  • E. Tarone & G.Yule, Focus on the Language Learner (Oxford: O.U.P., 1989).
  • Yasemin Kırkgöz is……

Year 2005, Volume 1, Issue 1, 101 - 123, 01.04.2005

Abstract

Turkiye`deki pek çok üniversitede eğitim dili İngilizce`dir. Eğitim dili İngilizce olanüniversitelere karşı talep gitgide artmakla birlikte, bu tür üniversitelerin öğrencilereçekici gelmesinin nedenlerine ilişkin çok veri bulunmamaktadır. Bu çalışma,öğrencilerin eğitim dili İngilizce olan üniversiteleri seçmelerindeki temel güdüleyicifaktörleri, öğrencilerin İngilizce dil becerilerini değerlendirmelerini ve dersleriniİngilizce olarak takip etmelerinde karşılaşabilecekleri sorunlarla ilgili algılarınıbelirlemeyi amaçlamaktadır. Araştırma bulguları öğrencilerin hem kişisel hem dedışsal faktörler tarafından güdülendiklerine ve kendi dil yeterlik düzeylerine ilişkinoldukça olumlu bir bakış acısına sahip olduklarına işaret etmektedir. Öğrencilerinortaya koymuş oldukları sorunlar büyük ölçüde başka bir dil öğrenmenin kişinin kendianadili ve kültüründen uzaklaşması ile sonuçlanacak etkileri üzerindeodaklanmaktadır. Üniversitelere politika oluşturma konusunda yardımcı olmakamacıyla bu konuda daha fazla çalışmaya ihtiyaç duyulduğu tartışılmaktadır

References

  • S.T.Aksungur, Teaching English for the Student’s Specific Purposes in Mixed- discipline Classes at University-bound Language Preparatory Centres (Adana: Çukurova University, 1994) Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation.
  • A. Çiğdem, 1994, Implications of Student Attitudes Towards the Program of English in Mersin School of Tourism and Hotel Management (Adana: Çukurova University,
  • ) Unpublished MA thesis. M.J.Benson, ‘Attitudes and Motivation Towards English: A Survey of Japanese Freshmen’, RELC Journal, 22 (1991), pp.34-48.
  • J.D.Brown, and T. Hudson, ‘The Alternatives in Language Assessment’, TESOL Quarterly, 32 (1998), pp. 653-675.
  • R.L.Cooper & J.A.Fishman, ‘A Study of Language Attitudes’, in The Spread of English, ed. J. A. Fishman, et al., (1997), pp.239-276 (Rowley, MA: Newbury House).
  • D. Crystal, Language Death (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000).
  • R.Ellis, Understanding Second Language Acquisition (Oxford: O. U. P., 1985).
  • Ö. Demirel, Yabancı Dil Öğretimi (Ankara: Usem Yayınları, 1990).
  • R.C. Gardner, Social Psychology and Second Language Learning. The Role of Attitudes and Motivation (London, Ontario: Edward Arnold, 1985).
  • R.C.Gardner & W.E.Lambert, Attitudes and Motivation in Second-language Learning (Rowley, MA: Newbury House, 1972).
  • D. Graddol, The Future of English? (London: British Council, 1997).
  • G. Hergüner, An Evaluation of the Graduate Level Preparatory Course as a Needs Assessment for a New Syllabus Design for Basic Science (Adana: Çukurova University, 1990) Unpublished MA thesis.
  • T. Jones & F. Davies, ‘Text as a Vehicle for Information. The Classroom Use of Written Texts in Teaching Reading in a Foreign Language’, Reading in a Foreign Language, 1 (1983), pp. 1-19.
  • Y. Kırkgöz, Knowledge Acquisition from L2 Specialist Texts. (Birmingham: Aston University, 1999) Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation.
  • M. B. Miles & A. M. Huberman, ‘Drawing Valid Meaning from Qualitative Data: Toward a Shared Craft’, Educational Researcher, 13 (1984), pp. 20-30.
  • K.A. Noels, ‘Learning Spanish as a Second Language: Learners’ Orientations and Perceptions of Their Teachers’ Communication Style’, Language Learning, vol. 51, no: 1 (2001), pp. 107-144.
  • A.N. Oppenheim, Questionnaire Design, Interviewing and Attitude Measurement (London: Pinter Publishers, 1996).
  • W.D. Shaw, ‘Asian Student Attitude Towards English’ in Readings in English as an International Language, ed. L. E. Smith, (1983), pp.21-33 (Oxford: Pergamon Press)
  • U. Smit, & C. Dalton, ‘Motivational Patterns in Advanced EFL Pronunciation Learners’, IRAL 38 (2000), pp. 229-246.
  • J. Swales, ‘Utilizing the Literatures in Teaching the Research Paper’, TESOL Quarterly, 21 (1987), pp. 41-68.
  • E. Tarone & G.Yule, Focus on the Language Learner (Oxford: O.U.P., 1989).
  • Yasemin Kırkgöz is……

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Yasemin KIRKGÖZ

Publication Date April 1, 2005
Published in Issue Year 2005, Volume 1, Issue 1

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APA Kırkgöz, Y. (2005). Motivation and Student Perception of Studying in an English-medium University . Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies , 1 (1) , 101-123 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jlls/issue/9921/122839
MLA Kırkgöz, Y. "Motivation and Student Perception of Studying in an English-medium University" . Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies 1 (2005 ): 101-123 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jlls/issue/9921/122839>
Chicago Kırkgöz, Y. "Motivation and Student Perception of Studying in an English-medium University". Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies 1 (2005 ): 101-123
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ISNAD Kırkgöz, Yasemin . "Motivation and Student Perception of Studying in an English-medium University". Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies 1 / 1 (April 2005): 101-123 .
AMA Kırkgöz Y. Motivation and Student Perception of Studying in an English-medium University. Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies. 2005; 1(1): 101-123.
Vancouver Kırkgöz Y. Motivation and Student Perception of Studying in an English-medium University. Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies. 2005; 1(1): 101-123.
IEEE Y. Kırkgöz , "Motivation and Student Perception of Studying in an English-medium University", Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 101-123, Apr. 2005