The assessment of the English awareness education in kindergarten: An action research

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The purpose of this study is to assess the English Awareness Education which was put in practice in public kindergartens of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in recent years. For this purpose; action research that is a kind of qualitative research, was used. The participants were formed of 145 students of the Gulen Yuzler Kindergarten which is one the public kindergartens in the capital city of Nicosia. In the research the parents of the students were asked to fill in a questionnaire and an interview was conducted with school principals and teachers in order to ensure the variety of data. The video recordings and pictures taken during the lessons were also examined. The results of the research show that English Awareness Education has reached its objectives at the school in question. For instance; the students discovered the presence of a foreign language in an enjoyable way and also loved the English lessons and the teacher. Another interesting result was that; through the awareness courses, although it wasn?t aimed, the students learned some foreign language. © 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.




Ekizoglu, A., & Ekizoglu, N. (2011). The assessment of the English awareness education in kindergarten: An action research. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 28, pp. 1011–1019).

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