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Evaluation of the English Preparatory Curriculum at Eskisehir Osmangazi University (ESOGU) Based on the Views of the Students

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  • Onur Ergunay

    () (Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Department of Foreign Languages)

  • Cagdas Erenoglu

    () (Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Department of Foreign Languages)

  • Gulsen Demirbilek

    () (Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Department of Foreign Languages)

Abstract

The English language preparatory curriculum at Eskisehir Osmangazi University in Turkey has been developed by views of administrators and coordinators. The views of the instructors have also been considered during the curriculum development process. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the English language preparatory curriculum at Eskisehir Osmangazi University based on the views of students attending the program. For this purpose, the views of 35 students attending the program were taken with a survey designed by the researchers. The data were obtained at the end of the 2013 ? 2014 spring term. The qualitative data obtained was analyzed through content analysis. The findings of the study revealed that students? perception on the curriculum is positive to large extent. On the other hand, students suggested revision in the aims of the curriculum, adding some listening courses, variety in activities, extra-graded assignments. They also suggested less grammar focused, more speaking and vocabulary focused activities. In terms of the assessment procedure, they suggested that the quizzes should be announced in advance. The study also revealed that they felt themselves as high school students in the department due to the physical environment and friendly atmosphere created by the instructors.

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  • Onur Ergunay & Cagdas Erenoglu & Gulsen Demirbilek, 2015. "Evaluation of the English Preparatory Curriculum at Eskisehir Osmangazi University (ESOGU) Based on the Views of the Students," Proceedings of Teaching and Education Conferences 2904443, International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:sek:itepro:2904443
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    Keywords

    Language curriculum; curriculum development; preparatory program;

    JEL classification:

    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions

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