We, as the Editorial Team of the ELT Research Journal, are happy to
announce the release of the third issue of 2019 volume. In this issue, there are
three research articles addressing a number of issues in the field of English
The first article by Erhan GÜLŞEN and Enisa MEDE aims to determine the
effects of online differentiated reading on comprehension skills and learner
the autonomy of young learners at a private college in İstanbul, Turkey. Collecting the
data through pre-post-tests of reading comprehension and learner autonomy, semistructured student interview and reflective teacher journals, the study concludes
that integrating online differentiated reading lessons could be regarded as an
the efficient way of instruction to support the development of reading comprehension
skills and enhance the achievement of autonomy in foreign language classrooms.
The second paper by Adnan DEMİR aims to examine the frequency of error
correction, types of negative feedback used, and learner involvement in error
correction procedures in three EFL class sessions in a university setting with three
different teachers. Embracing a qualitative research design, the study presents reallife instances from the language classroom under scrutiny. The study concludes
with the negative and positive impacts of feedback in language classrooms.
Lastly, the third study of the issue by Tuba ÖZTURAN, Gülşah UYAR and
Aycan DEMİR AYAZ aims to compare the success of the immigrant students in
reading skills in both countries as well as their sense of belonging and their
parents’ education by utilizing PISA-2015 data. The results display that the
immigrant students in Canada have outperformed their peers in Belgium.
We would like to thank once more all the researchers who have contributed
to the current issue of the journal with their invaluable academic works. We would
also like to thank all editors, co-editors and reviewers of the ELT-RJ for their
voluntary contribution to the journal by managing the review process.
Assoc. Prof. Dr.Gonca YANGIN EKŞİ
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International Association of Research
in Foreign Language Education and Applied Linguistics
ELT Research Journal
2019, 8(3), 126
Prof. Dr. Gonca YANGIN EKŞİ
Prof. Dr.Dinçay KÖKSAL