Yıl 2019, Cilt 14 , Sayı 2, Sayfalar 85 - 89 2019-09-27

Difficulty of Learning English Language by Turkish Nationalities and Learning Turkish Language by Foreign Students in Turkey: A Case Study for Elazig Metropolis

Jamila Muhammad [1] , Asaf Varol [2]


Learning any language as a second language is generally considered difficult due to some contributing factors.  English language being the top global language, has made it a necessity for Turkish natives to learn the language at all levels of Education. Foreign students in Turkey on the other hand, has to learn the Turkish language and present a proficiency certificate before they are being absorbed into their respective course of study departments. This study hypothesized that, the factors determining difficulty in learning English by Turkish natives are the same factors causing difficulty in learning Turkish language by foreign students in Turkey. Paired sample t-test was used as a statistical measure to investigate the statistical significance between variables of interest that aid the difficulty in learning these two languages.

Second language, English language, Turkish Language
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Birincil Dil en
Konular Ortak Disiplinler
Bölüm TJST
Yazarlar

Orcid: 0000-0002-3356-8263
Yazar: Jamila Muhammad
Kurum: FIRAT UNIVERSITY
Ülke: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0003-1606-4079
Yazar: Asaf Varol (Sorumlu Yazar)
Kurum: FIRAT UNIVERSITY
Ülke: Turkey


Tarihler

Yayımlanma Tarihi : 27 Eylül 2019

Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { tjst610518, journal = {Fırat University Turkish Journal of Science and Technology}, issn = {1308-9080}, eissn = {1308-9099}, address = {fenbilimdergi@firat.edu.tr}, publisher = {Soner ÖZGEN}, year = {2019}, volume = {14}, pages = {85 - 89}, doi = {}, title = {Difficulty of Learning English Language by Turkish Nationalities and Learning Turkish Language by Foreign Students in Turkey: A Case Study for Elazig Metropolis}, key = {cite}, author = {Muhammad, Jamila and Varol, Asaf} }
APA Muhammad, J , Varol, A . (2019). Difficulty of Learning English Language by Turkish Nationalities and Learning Turkish Language by Foreign Students in Turkey: A Case Study for Elazig Metropolis. Fırat University Turkish Journal of Science and Technology , 14 (2) , 85-89 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/tjst/issue/48762/610518
MLA Muhammad, J , Varol, A . "Difficulty of Learning English Language by Turkish Nationalities and Learning Turkish Language by Foreign Students in Turkey: A Case Study for Elazig Metropolis". Fırat University Turkish Journal of Science and Technology 14 (2019 ): 85-89 <https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/tjst/issue/48762/610518>
Chicago Muhammad, J , Varol, A . "Difficulty of Learning English Language by Turkish Nationalities and Learning Turkish Language by Foreign Students in Turkey: A Case Study for Elazig Metropolis". Fırat University Turkish Journal of Science and Technology 14 (2019 ): 85-89
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ISNAD Muhammad, Jamila , Varol, Asaf . "Difficulty of Learning English Language by Turkish Nationalities and Learning Turkish Language by Foreign Students in Turkey: A Case Study for Elazig Metropolis". Fırat University Turkish Journal of Science and Technology 14 / 2 (Eylül 2019): 85-89 .
AMA Muhammad J , Varol A . Difficulty of Learning English Language by Turkish Nationalities and Learning Turkish Language by Foreign Students in Turkey: A Case Study for Elazig Metropolis. TJST. 2019; 14(2): 85-89.
Vancouver Muhammad J , Varol A . Difficulty of Learning English Language by Turkish Nationalities and Learning Turkish Language by Foreign Students in Turkey: A Case Study for Elazig Metropolis. Fırat University Turkish Journal of Science and Technology. 2019; 14(2): 89-85.