Abstract


A Study On The Awareness And Perspective Of Instructors Teaching Turkish As A Foreign Language
The aim of this study is to determine the perspectives on and awareness of foreign language teaching methods of instructors teaching Turkish as a foreign language to Syrian children. 122 Turkish instructors who participated in the Certification Program for Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language, which was organized for Turkish instructors working in Adana province, participated in the study, which is a descriptive study conducted in the screening model, and the data of 114 of them were included in the study. Data were collected by using the interview form developed by the researcher and by applying it to the Turkish instructors before and after the training and analyzed using the descriptive statistics techniques and content analysis. As a result of the study, it was determined that the majority of the Turkish instructors agreed with the items which referred to the grammar-translation method and auditory-linguistic method called traditional methods, and they adopted a perspective in this direction before the training given on foreign language teaching methods. After the training, it was determined that the majority of the Turkish instructors adopted a perspective on the communicative method. The fact that the method awareness of the Turkish instructors differed before and after the training they received is among the findings obtained.

Keywords
Turkish as a foreign language, methods on foreign language teaching, perspective, awareness.