English Education Needs of the Preparatory School Students

The aim of this study is to define needs of the students who studied at English Preparatory school at a university located at the Black Sea region of Turkey and registered Faculty of Science and Letters (FSL) where medium of instruction is English. For that purpose, a mixed method design is employed. Total 7 students and 5 professors participated in the study. While focus group interview was conducted with the students, professors were interviewed separately at FSL and the language needs of the students are sought out. The results revealed that the students lack in communicative skills -speaking and listening-, and academic vocabulary in their field. Speaking, listening and academic vocabulary are recommended to be focused on more at School of Foreign Languages before the students register to FSL.

Hazırlık Okulu Öğrencilerinin İngilizce Eğitim İhtiyaçları

Bu çalışmanın amacı, Karadeniz Bölgesinde bulunan bir üniversitenin İngilizce hazırlık okulunda okuyup eğitimin İngilizce olarak verildiği Fen ve Edebiyat Fakültesine kayıt yaptıran öğrencilerin İngilizce eğitim ihtiyaçlarını belirlemektir. Bu amaç doğrultusunda karma yöntem izlenmiş ve toplam 7 öğrenci ve 5 öğretim üyesi ile çalışılmıştır. Öğrencilerle odak gurup görüşmesi yapılırken, öğretim üyeleri ile yarı yapılandırılmış görüşmeler gerçekleştirilmiş ve öğrencilerin İngilizce eğitim ihtiyaçları araştırılmıştır. Araştırma sonuçlarına göre; öğrenciler iletişim becerilerinde (konuşma ve dinleme) ve akademik kelime bilgisi alanlarında eksik durumdadırlar. Bu bilgilere istinaden ise hazırlık eğitim programında konuşma, dinleme ve akademik kelime bilgisine daha çok önem verilmesi gerektiği yapılan öneriler arasındadır.

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