Foreign Language Teaching Within 4+4+4 Education System in Turkey: Language Teachers' Voices


GÜRSOY E., Korkmaz S. C., ATAK DAMAR E.

EGITIM ARASTIRMALARI-EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, vol.13, pp.59-74, 2013 (SSCI) identifier

Abstract

Problem Statement: In 2012 Ministry of National Education in Turkey has revised the education system so that the new 4+4+4 system requires a three-tier model of education with primary, secondary, and high school components. As with many changes in the curriculum, foreign language (FL) teaching has also been changed and the starting age for learning a FL has been lowered to 6.6 years of age (second grade). As one of the parties of the education process, teachers' views about this curriculum change and their understanding of teaching English to young learners (TEYL) have great importance.