“Common Texts” in Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language
Türkçenin Yabancı Dil Olarak Öğretiminde “Ortak Metinler”

Author : Mustafa BAŞARAN
Number of pages : 149-160


One of the problems encountered in teaching Turkish as a foreign language is that the texts used are not suitable for the target audience and these texts are often insufficient to reflect Turkish culture. In this study, it is aimed to determine the effectiveness of “common texts which are a part of both Turkish culture and foreign language culture in teaching Turkish as a foreign language on Turkish Language Learners' reading skills and attitude towards reading. In the study, “pre-test and post-test with control group experimental model” was used. The population of the study consists of Syrian immigrants who were selected by the Presidency of Abroad Turks and Relative Communities (YTB) in 2017-2018 academic year to study Turkish as scholarships at state universities in Istanbul. Sixty of these students, who continue to learn Turkish at Yıldız Technical University TÖMER, were selected as samples. According to the results of the study, the positive attitude towards reading developed by the learners of Turkish as a foreign language common texts is higher than that first time readied Turkish texts. In addition, as these students' positive attitudes towards reading the text increases, their level of comprehension increases. Finally, according to the results of the research, the learners of Turkish as a foreign language both understand and remember the common texts better.


Text, Common Text, Teaching Turkish to Foreigners

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