Certain Basic Concepts of Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language

Ülker Şen


Concept that is defined to be the intangible and general designs emerging in a mind that belongs to an object or thought, has become both subject and object of a very large field ranging from philosophy to linguistics, from social sciences to science. Regardless of which field is in question, the unity of concept is important in order to pave the way for a right understanding and effective agreement between parties. In other words, when a concept is expressed or indicated, the same things need to appear in the mind of people who are the addressees of the relevant concept. When this circumstance does not come true, it may result in misconceptions, and misunderstandings accordingly. Language teaching is one of the fields in which the concepts are confused and used wrongly. The aim of this study is to eliminate the misconceptions and misunderstandings of concepts by providing the literature definitions and scope fields of some basic concepts of Turkish language teaching as a foreign language in special and in general terms. According to the results of the study, it has been identified that a common equivalence has not been ensured for the concept of "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching and Assessment." It has been revealed that this kind of problems regarding the concepts, emerge because of the differences of translations that are done from foreign languages to Turkish language.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/jets.v4i10.1822


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