The Republic of Turkey’s Ministry of National Education has long been working on the general professional and field specific competencies for teachers in Turkey in collaboration with universities. As a result of these efforts, the “General Competencies for Teaching Profession” was prepared in 2006. Later in 2008, the field specific competencies that teachers should have in their respective fields were determined. For primary school teachers, specific competencies were determined in 14 fields. While the field specific competencies for English language teachers are among these 14 fields, no such work has been conducted for French language teachers. For intermediate school (middle school) teachers, specific competencies were determined in 8 fields and were put into effect in 2011. This study aims to formulate a model related to the field specific competencies for French language teachers in Turkey as the existing literature on the topic is insufficient.
Key words: French language teacher, general competencies for teaching profession, field specific competencies, performance indicator.
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