International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1308-951X

Original article | International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 2023, Vol. 14(3) 163-182

Trends In Digital Integration Among International Students of Turkish Language

Ayşe Dağ Pestil

pp. 163 - 182   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijrte.2023.598.11   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2309-01-0002.R2

Published online: September 30, 2023  |   Number of Views: 27  |  Number of Download: 218


Abstract

Traditional restrictions on smartphone use in classrooms, aimed at enhancing students' focus, have evolved. Teachers now integrate smartphone apps, digital tools, and educational technology to engage students and enhance teaching effectiveness. Recognizing the digital preferences of language learners is essential. Feedback from students is a valuable educational resource that offers insights into methods, approaches, and curricula. Such insights guide educators and curriculum designers, shaping the future of language education. Given the advancements of this era and evolving learner needs, language teaching approaches must adapt, incorporating technological shifts into syllabuses, schedules, and curriculums. However, determining the most effective digital tools from the learners' perspective and understanding why remains a question. This research delves into the perspectives and trends of international students learning Turkish in a university in Türkiye, aiming to uncover their inclinations towards technology-based resources and digital tools. The study's research questions explore the extent of digital tool usage among foreign language learners, the specific digital tools they utilize, the reasons behind their choices, and the skills they apply through these tools. Furthermore, this article addresses the importance of digital literacy for both students and educators.

Keywords: digital tendencies of international language learners, Turkish as a foreign language, digital literacy, foreign language learning and digitization


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Pestil, A.D. (2023). Trends In Digital Integration Among International Students of Turkish Language . International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 14(3), 163-182. doi: 10.29329/ijrte.2023.598.11

Harvard
Pestil, A. (2023). Trends In Digital Integration Among International Students of Turkish Language . International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 14(3), pp. 163-182.

Chicago 16th edition
Pestil, Ayse Dag (2023). "Trends In Digital Integration Among International Students of Turkish Language ". International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 14 (3):163-182. doi:10.29329/ijrte.2023.598.11.

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