Year 2019, Volume 6 , Issue 2, Pages 452 - 467 2019-12-13

Problems and Solutions concerning English Language Preparatory Curriculum at Higher Education in View of ELT Instructors

Derya UYSAL [1]


This study aims to explore the problems and the solutions concerning the English language preparatory curricula implemented at Eskişehir Osmangazi University, School of Foreign Languages according to ELT instructors. Participants of the study are 50 ELT instructors teaching English language in three different proficiency levels (A1, A2, B1). Case study, a qualitative research method, was adopted in the study and self-report method (written reports) was used to gather the data. Deductive, or top-down approach, was used to analyze the qualitative data. The results of the study reveal that the problems and the solutions as to the curriculum are analyzed under four themes that are objectives, teaching materials, assessment and evaluation and general structure. Concerning the objectives, lack of clarity and control of the objectives are among the problems. The problems as to course book, additional materials and writing pack are analyzed under the second category that is teaching materials while the problems regarding midterms, quizzes, project works, writing portfolios, and class performance grade are analyzed under the third category that is assessment and evaluation. Last, three sub-categories as to general structure are as follows: physical problems, problems as to number and level of students in the classrooms and administrative problems. Solutions to the problems are suggested.


EFL, Preparatory curriculum, Higher education, Problems and solutions, ELT instructors
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Orcid: 0000-0001-5393-5211
Author: Derya UYSAL (Primary Author)
Institution: ESKISEHIR OSMANGAZI UNIVERSITY
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date : December 13, 2019

Bibtex @research article { ijcer635093, journal = {International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research}, issn = {}, eissn = {2148-3868}, address = {}, publisher = {Mustafa AYDIN}, year = {2019}, volume = {6}, pages = {452 - 467}, doi = {10.33200/ijcer.635093}, title = {Problems and Solutions concerning English Language Preparatory Curriculum at Higher Education in View of ELT Instructors}, key = {cite}, author = {UYSAL, Derya} }
APA UYSAL, D . (2019). Problems and Solutions concerning English Language Preparatory Curriculum at Higher Education in View of ELT Instructors. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research , 6 (2) , 452-467 . DOI: 10.33200/ijcer.635093
MLA UYSAL, D . "Problems and Solutions concerning English Language Preparatory Curriculum at Higher Education in View of ELT Instructors". International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research 6 (2019 ): 452-467 <http://ijcer.net/en/issue/50452/635093>
Chicago UYSAL, D . "Problems and Solutions concerning English Language Preparatory Curriculum at Higher Education in View of ELT Instructors". International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research 6 (2019 ): 452-467
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AMA UYSAL D . Problems and Solutions concerning English Language Preparatory Curriculum at Higher Education in View of ELT Instructors. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research. 2019; 6(2): 452-467.
Vancouver UYSAL D . Problems and Solutions concerning English Language Preparatory Curriculum at Higher Education in View of ELT Instructors. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research. 2019; 6(2): 467-452.