Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1939

Full Length Research Paper

Difficulties encountered by students during distance education in times of confinement in Turkey

Yaprak Türkân Yücelsin-Ta?
  • Yaprak Türkân Yücelsin-Ta?
  • French Language Teaching Department, Atatürk Education Faculty, Marmara University, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 28 December 2020
  •  Accepted: 18 January 2021
  •  Published: 31 March 2021


This article presents the issue of distance education in times of confinement. In particular, it points out the difficulties encountered by masters and doctoral students at French Language Teaching Department (FLT) of Marmara University during distance education. In this research, a semi-structured interview form, one of the qualitative research methods, was applied to 20 students. The data was collected from May to November, 2020. The main objective of this research is to make a general assessment of the data collected in the university context, more particularly in the masters and doctoral programs. With regard to the results of this research, it has been found that overwork, some technical problems, physical, psychological and financial problems are among the most pronounced problems.


Key words: Distance education, French language teaching, difficulties, students, master, PhD, higher education, lockdown.