Language Education and Technology http://www.langedutech.com/letjournal/index.php/let <p>An Academic International Journal</p> <p>Language Education and Technology (LET Journal) publishes high quality research and reviews.</p> en-US ulevent@uludag.edu.tr (LET Editor) admin@langedutech.com (LET Admin) Wed, 18 Aug 2021 19:39:37 +0300 OJS 3.3.0.3 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Speaking Anxiety of Learners of English in Turkey at Different Age Groups http://www.langedutech.com/letjournal/index.php/let/article/view/13 <p>Being the most widely spoken language in the world, English is everywhere in our lives nowadays especially when searching for a job, traveling the world and trying to access media and arts without needing translations. There are many factors affecting the language learning process. Foreign language speaking anxiety is something very common among language learners. Majority of the studies focused only on adult learners, whereas there is a very important deficiency of research focused on foreign language anxiety among children or teenagers. This study is intended to investigate the speaking anxiety of child, teenager and adult language learners in Turkey with regard to their age. This study was conducted using the survey design out of the quantitative research methods. Quantitative data was gathered from 4,016 participants from different age groups. It was found that learners of English in Turkey have a moderate level of speaking anxiety and age is an undeniable factor affecting the language learning process. Younger age groups have lower level of speaking anxiety whereas older ones are more anxious, self-conscious and afraid of making mistakes while speaking. The study has implications for educators to develop different strategies attracting different age groups in order to raise motivation.</p> Çilem Akar Copyright (c) 2021 Çilem Akar https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://www.langedutech.com/letjournal/index.php/let/article/view/13 Wed, 22 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0300 Vocabulary Learning with Quizlet in Higher Education http://www.langedutech.com/letjournal/index.php/let/article/view/19 <p>The purpose of the present study is to investigate the effectiveness of an online tool, Quizlet, on vocabulary achievement of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students at a state university. It is also aimed to investigate the perceptions of the students of using Quizlet for vocabulary learning. The participants of the study consist of 92 university students enrolled in a preparatory program at a state university in Turkey in fall semester of the 2018-2019 academic year. Through a quasi-experimental research design, the outcomes of Quizlet on the students’ vocabulary achievement and their perceptions of Quizlet were analyzed statistically. When the post-test scores of the experimental and control group were analyzed, it was found that the experimental group surpassed the control group although the difference between the two groups was not statistically significant. The findings of the perception questionnaire revealed that the students’ perceptions of Quizlet were positive. The triangulation of the quantitative data indicated that Quizlet was an effective tool for enhancing vocabulary in English language learning and it was highly favored by EFL learners.</p> Aynur Aksel Copyright (c) 2021 Aynur Aksel https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://www.langedutech.com/letjournal/index.php/let/article/view/19 Thu, 19 Aug 2021 00:00:00 +0300