A Study on Turkish as a Foreign Language Learners’ Intercultural Communicative Competence of Turkish Culture in Turkey
A Study on Turkish as a Foreign Language Learners’ Intercultural Communicative Competence of Turkish Culture in Turkey

Author : Aihemaituoheti WUJIABUDULA
Number of pages : 358-379

Abstract

This academic article attempted to identify Turkish as a Foreign Language Learners’ Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC) in terms of their age, gender, studying at State or Private Turkish language centres, mother tongue, years of learning Turkish language and TFL learners' overseas experiences. An Intercultural Sensitivity Scale (Wang, 2016) was adopted. A total of 95 TFL students participated in our research. Mixed method approach was applied. Research findings revealed that participants showed a higher degree of ICC. There was no statistically significant difference found as to participants’ ICC in terms of their gender, age, Turkish proficiency, mother tongue and overseas experience. “Years of learning Turkish” showed statistically significant differences between groups, which suggested that participants who have three to four years learning Turkish skill demonstrated the highest degree of ICC. All statistical findings are reported with tabulation, and pedagogical implications and discussion were reported.

Keywords

Turkish as a Foreign Language, Turkish Language Learners, Intercultural Communicative Competence.

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