Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1777

Full Length Research Paper

The effect of an innovative teaching technique on the success and attitudes of sixth grade English language students

Kamil Arif Kırkıç
  • Kamil Arif Kırkıç
  • Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Education, İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 08 November 2018
  •  Accepted: 14 February 2019
  •  Published: 10 April 2019

Abstract

English language teaching is an area that the Turkish Ministry of Education (MNE) tries to enhance with utmost priority. The 21st century, also known as the Information Age, is an era during which communication is mainly established in English. The main problem encountered by students while learning foreign languages is that teachers focus mostly on correcting grammar mistakes rather than improving communication skills. This has a negative effect on students learning of English and results in the development of negative attitudes among them toward their success in English classes. The aim of this study is to identify how the Boray Technique (BT) affects sixth grade secondary school students’ levels of success in their English classes and their attitudes toward English classes. This study collects and compares students’ English exam scores, attitude scale scores, and the teachers’ opinions about students. The findings of the study showed that BT had a positive effect on both level of success and the attitudes of students toward their English classes.

 

Key words: English language education, language learning, language teaching, English language classes.