Opinions of Classroom Teachers' about the Vocabulary Teaching in Turkish Course

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ANILAN H., Genç Ersoy B.

PEGEM EGITIM VE OGRETIM DERGISI, vol.4, no.3, pp.83-104, 2014 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.14527/pegegog.2014.018
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.83-104
  • Keywords: Turkish instruction, Vocabulary teaching, Classroom teachers' views
  • TED University Affiliated: No


The purpose of this study is to determine classroom teachers' views on applications regarding vocabulary teaching in Turkish Course. In this regard, a qualitative research design was implemented and, the participants of the study were twenty primary school teachers. The qualitative data were gathered through constructed written interview form including open ended questions, and the researchers aimed to investigate teachers' views on applications regarding vocabulary teaching and also immediate concerns encountered during this practicum The findings of the thematic analysis highlighted some sub-themes and concepts, and the following main themes: Explanations and applications regarding the curriculum, the sufficiency of textprocessing steps, methods and techniques and the use of resources of the course, mass media and the effects of environmental and familial factors. The results of the study show that the teachers have different views on the explanations and applications regarding the curriculum, do not have exact information about number of the acquisitions related to vocabulary teaching in Turkish curriculum, have different views on the quality of the activities appearing in the text-processing steps, think that it is helpful to practice on the keywords for students' vocabularies, use specific vocabulary teaching methods and techniques and from time to time have problems regarding making students develop an understanding of newly-learnt words.