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PROBLEMS IN WRITING SKILLS FACED BY GEORGIAN LEARNERS OF TURKISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS


Nowadays, there is no doubt that the Internet is a tool in which people, institutions and also countries can easily reflect their thoughts, goals and works. The Internet has become an important part of our life. In addition to communicating with it, there are many things to do with the Internet such as doing shopping, following innovations in education, learning about health care, influencing the diplomatic relations, reading the current news and learning a foreign language easily.Georgia is undoubtedly among the countries with which Turkey strengthens the ties of friendship and diplomatic relations. This relation consists of both historical and borderline aspects. Tbilisi Yunus Emre Institution, which is an institution of the state of the republic of Turkey, has contributed a lot to this relation recently, and Georgia’s constituents have had the opportunity to know Turkey better through his own institution. In this study, the mistakes made by Georgian learners of Turkish as a foreign language in their writing skills were analyzed through the exam papers revealed at the end of the semester. The mistakes were investigated in different headings. The participants of this study consist of the students learning Turkish as a foreign language at A1 level at Tbilisi Yunus Emre Institution within the 2014-2015 academic year. A descriptive research design was followed in this research. As a result, many misuses of the participants from voice level to affix and word level were determined. It was observed that the students frequently tend to transfer from their mother tongue for the unknown as well. The use of case and possessive suffixes, and complementary verb affixes were determined as common grammar mistakes. However, the participants did not have so much difficulty in forming sentences because of the similarity of Turkish and Georgian sentence structure, and in writing the alphabet because of the common use of the Latin alphabet around the world.


Keywords


the Internet, Yunus Emre Institution, Turkish, Georgian.

Author : Fahri TEMİZYÜREK -& Hatice ÜNLÜ
Number of pages: 316-327
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18033/ijla.3890
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International Journal of Language Academy
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