Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(4), pp. 581 - 590
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050407
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Microstructural (Cohesion and Coherence) Text Generation Problems of Syrian Refugee Students Learning Turkish


Sercan Demirgüneş *
Department of Turkish Education, Omer Halisdemir University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

In language education, teaching a language as a foreign language is an emerging field compared to teaching it as a mother tongue. However, the experiences obtained in mother tongue education are adapted to teaching a language as a foreign language with various amendments and therefore progress in this field has been achieved. Council of Europe presented some common criteria for teaching a language as a foreign language and these criteria are put into practice in many countries, including Turkey, therefore Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is also applied in teaching Turkish as a foreign language. Using a microstructural analysis, this study tries to describe the problems and/or challenges in "text writing" as a product of Turkish writing act process experienced by Syrian refugees that were forced to take refuge in Turkey due to various reasons.

KEYWORDS
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, Text Generation, Learning Process, Microstructure, Cohesion, Coherence

Cite this paper
Sercan Demirgüneş . "Microstructural (Cohesion and Coherence) Text Generation Problems of Syrian Refugee Students Learning Turkish." Universal Journal of Educational Research 5.4 (2017) 581 - 590. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050407.