https://www.eajltls.com/index.php/home/issue/feed Eurasian Journal of Language Teaching and Linguistic Studies 2021-07-05T20:09:58+03:00 ARİF SARIÇOBAN eajltls@gmail.com Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Eurasian Journal of Language Teaching and Linguistic Studies</strong> <strong>(EAJLTLS)</strong> is a professional, double blind peer-reviewed international journal that aims to involve scholars not only from Turkey, but also from all international academic and professional community. The journal provides a platform for different theoretical and thematic approaches to linguistics and language teaching.</p> <p>We accept only manuscripts written in English. The editors seek manuscripts that:</p> <ul> <li>develop theoretical, conceptual, or methodological approaches to language and linguistics,</li> <li>present results of empirical research that advance the understanding of language and linguistics,</li> <li>explore innovative policies and programs and describe and evaluate strategies for future action, and</li> <li>analyze issues of current interest.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Authors are always welcome to submit their manuscripts for publication consideration. The journal is published biannually.</strong></p> https://www.eajltls.com/index.php/home/article/view/1 The phonological and morphological foundations of the secondary stress phoneme in North American English 2021-07-05T18:42:44+03:00 Mehmet Demirezen eajltls@gmail.com <p>Stress phonemes are important suprasegmenal and prosodic features in North American English (henceforth, NAE) in the pronunciation of English vocabulary items. By nature secondary stress phoneme is the weaker than the primary stress phoneme but stronger than the tertiary stress phoneme. It is at least three times stronger than the weak stress phoneme, which is always encountered on it. Optimality Theory and Metrical Theory help the learners to understand the matters on the perception of the four stress phonemes in English. In this article, phonological and morphological foundations of the secondary stress phoneme will be analyzed and specific examples via phonemic transcription will be utilized to prove how the shifts of primary stress phoneme creates the secondary stress phoneme accompanied by the schwa phoneme in the phonological structure of English vocabulary items.</p> 2021-07-05T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Eurasian Journal of Language Teaching and Linguistic Studies https://www.eajltls.com/index.php/home/article/view/8 A Study on the reflection levels of pre-service EFL teachers 2021-07-05T19:38:39+03:00 Özkan Kırmızı zekiyeozer19@gmail.com Arif Sarıçoban zekiyeozer19@gmail.com <p>The term “reflection” was introduced into educational literature by John Dewey in 1933, and since then it has received remarkable interest from scholars. It is crucial because it tends to reflect the multi-faceted nature of the teaching profession. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to measure the reflection levels of pre-service EFL teachers so that necessary action can be taken. In order to collect data, the Reflection Levels Questionnaire, developed by Larrivee (2008), was utilized. This questionnaire aims to assess teachers’ level of reflective practice on the basis of four levels, which are pre-reflection, surface reflection, pedagogical reflection, and critical reflection. The study was conducted with 70 pre-service EFL teachers. The results indicate that pre-service EFL teachers have a moderate level of reflection in terms of the four sub-dimensions.</p> 2021-07-05T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Eurasian Journal of Language Teaching and Linguistic Studies https://www.eajltls.com/index.php/home/article/view/9 Review of the studies on teaching practicum courses in Turkey: Suggestions for teacher education 2021-07-05T19:49:15+03:00 Kürşat Cesur zekiyeozer19@gmail.com <p>Teacher candidates studying at the education faculties of universities are expected to complete their preparations for their profession and improve their teaching skills by organizing various activities in practice schools with “Teaching Practicum Courses”. As mentioned in the literature, practicum courses include several strengths along with its weaknesses. This study aims to theoretically present strengths and weaknesses of practicum courses and define suggestions and implications. A review of the literature reveals several strengths such as: providing student- teachers with a plenty of teaching experiences, and realization of the value of their profession and the opportunities to evaluate their performance which help them have more self-confidence and independency. Apart from these, the practicum courses include some weak points as well such as; students-teachers having inadequate educational knowledge for preparing for classes, selecting material and carrying on lessons as well as the problems stemming from the supervisors’ uncomfortable attitudes, negative aspects of the classroom environment and the big discrepancy between the conditions in real school settings and what presented to student in theory. Finally, the study presents suggestions and implication for student-teachers, mentors and supervisors, regulations of the ministry of education and higher education council. These suggestions may reduce the theory practice dilemma via practicum courses opportunities for student-teachers to be able to practice what they have learnt in theory.</p> 2021-07-05T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Eurasian Journal of Language Teaching and Linguistic Studies https://www.eajltls.com/index.php/home/article/view/10 Bilingualism in terms of culture and language 2021-07-05T19:56:22+03:00 İrfan Tosuncuoğlu zekiyeozer19@gmail.com <p>Because of globalization and technological developments, the people in different countries and cultures communicate with each other more than before. Language has been the most effective means of communication between individuals since ancient times. And it went through many stages of development until it reaches its current position. Each nation and culture has developed its own language for communication and interaction. It has become necessary for the individuals to learn more than one language and to communicate with other people. In this connection, foreign and second language learning is getting more and more widespread and prestigious around the world. The reasons for this may be because of occupational, historical, migration- related, economic, political, social, cultural or some other factors. Because of these factors, besides, the number of bilinguals is increasing respectively in today’s world. Bilingualism is a term which describes two or more than one languages, and it controls two languages or using two languages in the life of a person.&nbsp; Bilingualism describes two languages, and it has been a salient issue nowadays. It controls two languages or using two languages in the life of a person. It can also be defined as the presence of individuals in an environment where two different languages are spoken and it is the ability to communicate proficiently in both of these two languages. In the study as a model literature review was used. All the same, bilingualism concept, types of bilingualism and negative &amp; positive aspects of bilingualism were also expounded in detail.</p> 2021-07-05T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Eurasian Journal of Language Teaching and Linguistic Studies https://www.eajltls.com/index.php/home/article/view/11 Time management in the classroom 2021-07-05T20:02:12+03:00 Gürsel Çelik zekiyeozer19@gmail.com <p>Time is an invaluable thing in the lives of human beings. There are a lot of things to do, but time is limited. It cannot be replaced with anything and bought. We cannot do anything about the past time, and there is no guarantee for future time. The only time we have in hand is the moment. The efficient management of time has been considered as one of the very important factors in educational improvements. If time is managed properly according to the requirements of the educational matters, it is inevitable that successful results will appear. Thus, the management of time includes planning, prioritisation, preparation and coordination of the activities done by students under the direct supervision and guidance of the teacher. In this paper, the theoretical and practical dimensions of time management, some problems and solutions with time management and some approaches to it in the classroom will be explained.</p> 2021-07-05T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Eurasian Journal of Language Teaching and Linguistic Studies https://www.eajltls.com/index.php/home/article/view/12 Do we have to learn a foreign language? 2021-07-05T20:06:11+03:00 Cengiz Tosun zekiyeozer19@gmail.com <p>We all know that people always want to learn at least one foreign language in life for various reasons. Such a wish of course is that of normally an educated person, who nearly considers himself an intelligent to an extent. In Turkey, partly due to the Islam, as major religion, and partly the mentality of being the subjects of the monarch sultans for long years during the Ottoman empire, which was not so easy to eradicate despite the reforms of the republic, there is not a tradition of and a disposition to learning foreign languages. One of the ideals and aims of Atatürk, the great founder president, was to send talented students to Europe to learn the modern international languages, science and administration to take place in the staff of the institutions of the young republic. Unfortunately, even at present, there is not any national and well-thought-out policy to follow in terms of learning and teaching of foreign languages in Turkey.</p> 2021-07-05T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Eurasian Journal of Language Teaching and Linguistic Studies https://www.eajltls.com/index.php/home/article/view/13 Review of an Analysis of Two Decades of Educational Technology Publications: Who, What and Where 2021-07-05T20:09:58+03:00 Arif Bakla zekiyeozer19@gmail.com <p class="EAJLTLS-Abstract-text"><span lang="EN-US">An Analysis of Two Decades of Educational Technology Publications: Who, What and Where, one of the volumes in the series Lecture Notes in Educational Technology, reports the results of a bibliometric study on research trends in leading educational technology publications. The book provides detailed information about how authors chose the target journals and their properties. It also paints a broad picture of leading publications, trending topics and influential researchers. The potential readership of the book, ranging from journal editors to researchers, could gain insight into what could work in educational technology and where further research could possibly go. </span></p> 2021-07-05T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Eurasian Journal of Language Teaching and Linguistic Studies