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An Attempt for the Exploration of Academicians' Experiences of the Standard Foreign Language Tests Held in Turkey through Metaphors

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  • Source:
    International Journal of Higher Education, v5 n2 p263-274 2016. 12 pp.
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Full Text from ERIC Available online: https://eric.ed.gov/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=EJ1099834
      Sciedu Press. 1120 Finch Avenue West Suite 701-309, Toronto Ontario, Canada M3J 3H7. Tel: 416-479-0028; Fax: 416-642-8548; e-mail: ijhe@scieduca; Web site: http://www.sciedupress.com/ijhe
    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      1927-6044
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Keyword:
      Turkey
    • Abstract:
      The purpose of this study is to explore academicians' perceptions and experiences about the public high-stakes Foreign Language Test(s) (YDS, formerly UDS, KPDS, and their counterparts in different times and contexts) used to measure foreign language proficiency in Turkey. For this purpose, data were collected from academicians with different titles, genders, and ages through a survey in which they were asked to complete the sentence "The FLT is like __________ for me because __________" with a one-or-two-word metaphor and a short sentence explaining their reason for the metaphor they choose. Of the over 2600 academicians the survey forms were sent to through an e-mail, 110 filled-in the forms. The data obtained were analyzed verbally and 34 different metaphors were collected. After the analysis of the metaphors, it was drawn that academicians generally have negative feelings and experiences about the foreign language test(s).
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Number of References:
      38
    • Physical Description:
      12
    • Education Level:
      Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
    • Journal Code:
      APR2018
    • Publication Date:
      2016
    • Accession Number:
      EJ1099834
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      YESILYURT, S. An Attempt for the Exploration of Academicians’ Experiences of the Standard Foreign Language Tests Held in Turkey through Metaphors. International Journal of Higher Education, [s. l.], v. 5, n. 2, p. 263–274, 2016. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1099834&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 28 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Yesilyurt S. An Attempt for the Exploration of Academicians’ Experiences of the Standard Foreign Language Tests Held in Turkey through Metaphors. International Journal of Higher Education. 2016;5(2):263-274. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1099834&custid=s8280428. Accessed February 28, 2020.
    • APA:
      Yesilyurt, S. (2016). An Attempt for the Exploration of Academicians’ Experiences of the Standard Foreign Language Tests Held in Turkey through Metaphors. International Journal of Higher Education, 5(2), 263–274.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Yesilyurt, Savas. 2016. “An Attempt for the Exploration of Academicians’ Experiences of the Standard Foreign Language Tests Held in Turkey through Metaphors.” International Journal of Higher Education 5 (2): 263–74. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1099834&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Yesilyurt, S. (2016) ‘An Attempt for the Exploration of Academicians’ Experiences of the Standard Foreign Language Tests Held in Turkey through Metaphors’, International Journal of Higher Education, 5(2), pp. 263–274. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1099834&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 28 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Yesilyurt, S 2016, ‘An Attempt for the Exploration of Academicians’ Experiences of the Standard Foreign Language Tests Held in Turkey through Metaphors’, International Journal of Higher Education, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 263–274, viewed 28 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Yesilyurt, Savas. “An Attempt for the Exploration of Academicians’ Experiences of the Standard Foreign Language Tests Held in Turkey through Metaphors.” International Journal of Higher Education, vol. 5, no. 2, Jan. 2016, pp. 263–274. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1099834&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Yesilyurt, Savas. “An Attempt for the Exploration of Academicians’ Experiences of the Standard Foreign Language Tests Held in Turkey through Metaphors.” International Journal of Higher Education 5, no. 2 (January 1, 2016): 263–74. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1099834&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Yesilyurt S. An Attempt for the Exploration of Academicians’ Experiences of the Standard Foreign Language Tests Held in Turkey through Metaphors. International Journal of Higher Education [Internet]. 2016 Jan 1 [cited 2020 Feb 28];5(2):263–74. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1099834&custid=s8280428