The Experiences of Students in English Language Teaching on Learning “German as a Foreign Language”

  •  Arzu Orhan    


The aim of this study is to illustrate the experiences of students who have taken the optional course “German as a Foreign Language” using the textbook “studio d A1” (Funk et al., 2010) at the Department for English Language Teaching at Bursa Uludağ University, and also their reasons for learning a second foreign language. To identify the thoughts and opinions of the students using the textbook, a questionnaire containing ten questions was used. In addition, four questions regarding demographic information were posed to 32 students at the department. The purpose of the study was to analyze the suitability of maintaining the set textbook for the optional course “German as a Foreign Language”. The results indicate that, in this optional course, there is a need to use textbooks that are designed according to the combination German after English or German with English. The students have also been given the opportunity to express their opinions concerning whether the hours offered in the curriculum of Bursa Uludağ University were sufficient for them to learn a language at a level that would facilitate their learning of yet another foreign language. The analysis of these data shows that students wished to increase the weekly quota of hours of this course.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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