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THE ASSESSMENT OF THE ANXIETY OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO ARE LEARNING TURKISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE IN TURKEY IN TERM OF CERTAIN VARIABLES


The purpose of this study is to assess the anxiety connected with target language of the high school students who are learning Turkish as a foreign language in terms of certain variables. The study used FLCAS - Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale that was developed by Horwitz, Horwitz and Cope (1986) and was made validity and reliability by Horwitz (1986) as a data collection instrument and was made Turkish version of the scale (Gülsün). Alpha reliability coefficient of this scale has been found as .97. The participants are 314 students (from 27 countries) who are learning Turkish in GİH High School in Kayseri-Turkey. 314 students’ responses were studied. The data were analysed using means, standard deviation, Tukey and t-test. Also the success situation of the students was defined according to mean of marks in the Turkish Language at the end of semester. According to the space of 0-44 was accepted ‘not successful’; the space of 45-100 was accepted ‘successful’. According to the space of 0-54 (1), between 55-69 (2), between 70-84 (3), and between 85-100 (4) have been recorded and described as low, moderate, good, very good. This study showed that the anxiety of the students who learn Turkish as a foreign language does not change with student degree, and student success status in Turkish language, but that alters with the purpose of learning Turkish, and their nationality.


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Language learning, high school students, Turkish learning a foreign language, foreign language anxie

Author : Ali GÖÇER
Number of pages: 1-11
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18033/ijla.104
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International Journal of Language Academy
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