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Revitalizing Endangered Languages

Edited by Justyna Olko & Julia Sallabank

Revitalizing Endangered Languages "This guidebook provides ideas and strategies, as well as some background, to help with the effective revitalization of endangered languages. It covers a broad scope of themes including effective planning, benefits, wellbeing, economic aspects, attitudes and ideologies."

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Dissertation Information

Title: Teaching Translation at English Language Teaching Departments: Process approach vs traditional approach Add Dissertation
Author: Adnan Biçer Update Dissertation
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Institution: Çukurova University, Department of English Language Teaching
Completed in: 2002
Linguistic Subfield(s): Translation;
Subject Language(s): English
Director(s): Türkay Bulut

Abstract: This study was conducted to explore the status of translation courses at the ELT Department of Çukurova University. Fourth-year students' reflections about the courses were gathered through a questionnaire to develop a course schedule accordingly. Through clustered random sampling, two groups of third-year students (one experimental and one control) participated in the study. The study consisted of pre-test post-test control group design. In the experimental group, process approach to translation teaching was applied. In the control group, traditional approach was applied. Both tests were assessed by three evaluators at the department to achieve inter-rater reliability. The responses to the questionnaire and the pre-test and post-test results were analysed using SPSS statistical program. The test results indicated that the experimental group were more successful than the control group at the end of the treatment. At the end of the course, the two groups were given the same questionnaire to elicit their reflections on the approaches used. The results showed that the approach applied in the experimental group was more satisfactory for the students and that the students were more successful at the end of the semester.