Experiences of International Language Teachers at a Turkish University


Kahraman H., Pipes A.

ANNUAL REVIEW OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS, vol.38, pp.209-219, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s0267190518000120
  • Title of Journal : ANNUAL REVIEW OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.209-219

Abstract

Using a multiple case study approach, this short research article describes the experiences of three teachers (of German, French, and Korean) in a Turkish university where English is also mandatorily taught. Three themes common to the participants' experiences emerged: use of the Turkish language, integrative adaptability, and international self-awareness. We suggest that understanding these themes may help teachers, students, and administrators better understand the rich and potentially unique fonts of knowledge that international teachers could bring into Turkish language classrooms in a university context.