Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2008

Full Length Research Paper

The importance of strategies of social language learning and cooperative learning in the process of teaching Turkish as a foreign language

Mehmet Celal VARIÅžOÄžLU
  • Mehmet Celal VARIÅžOÄžLU
  • Department of Turkish Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Gaziantep University, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 03 January 2016
  •  Accepted: 16 May 2016
  •  Published: 23 May 2016

Abstract

In order to implement the teaching of a foreign language at a desired level and quality, and to offer some practical arrangements, which stand for to the best use of time, efforts, and cost, there is a need for a road map. The road map in teaching is a learning strategy. This article shows how strategies of social language learning and cooperative learning can be used in teaching of Turkish as a foreign language. The article uses the framework of the research made on learning strategies and is based on qualitative research methods. It evaluates the strategies which are connected to the social language learning and the principles of cooperative learning and puts a particular emphasis on the issues which are connected to the process of teaching Turkish as a foreign language by bringing into a discussion such questions as which principles should the learning activities be prepared and what are the roles of students and a teacher. In addition, the article gives some suggestions on how to detect learning strategies of every student and to accomplish their internalization by the students - achieving thus success in teaching Turkish as a foreign language.  

Key words: Teaching Turkish as a foreign language, strategies of social language learning, cooperative learning.