Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(12B), pp. 51 - 57
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.051406
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Dictionary Use of Undergraduate Students in Foreign Language Departments in Turkey at Present


Ayşegül Takkaç Tulgar *
English Language Teaching Department, Atatürk University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

Foreign language learning has always been a process carried out with the help of dictionaries which are both in target language and from native language to target language/from target language to native language. Dictionary use is an especially delicate issue for students in foreign language departments because students in those departments are expected to master the target language to a degree to enable themselves to listen, speak, read and write in the target language. In this process, the effects of new developments in technology have also exerted their influence on the way students use dictionaries mentioned above. Based on the results of classroom observations and interviews, this study is intended to shed light on the way undergraduate students in foreign language departments in Turkey use print/online dictionaries and to highlight opinions on the advantages and disadvantages of dictionary use by students in those departments at present.

KEYWORDS
Dictionary Use, Online Dictionaries, Print Dictionaries, EFL

Cite this paper
Ayşegül Takkaç Tulgar . "Dictionary Use of Undergraduate Students in Foreign Language Departments in Turkey at Present." Universal Journal of Educational Research 5.12B (2017) 51 - 57. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2017.051406.