Educational Research

Educational Research (ISSN:2141-5161) Vol. 1(10), pp. 439-452 November 2010         
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The evaluation of Eskisehir Osmangazi University foreign languages department based on instructors’ opinions 

Ümit Özkanal1* and Ayhan G. Hakan2 

1Eskişehir Osmangazi University Foreign Languages Department Camlik Kampus 26060 Odunpazari-Eskisehir-Turkey

2Anadolu University Open Education Faculty Yunus Emre Campus 26030 Tepebasi-Eskisehir-Turkey. 

*Corresponding author E-mail: ozkanal@gmail.com ; +902222374400/134

Received  27 October, 2010; Accepted 08 November, 2010

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of the English preparatory program based on instructors’ opinions at Eskişehir Osmangazi University Foreign Languages Department and to obtain their recommendations concerning how to improve the program. The participants of the study were 27 instructors who taught at the department in 2006-2007 academic year. In this study questionnaire technique containing Likert type questions to get some personal opinions was applied and opinions about the program were obtained via interview technique. The quantitative data was analyzed with frequency and percentage and the qualitative data was analyzed with descriptive analysis techniques. The findings of the study stated that the instructors were content with the program, the program was successful in teaching English and achieving the objectives, the evaluation process was carried out properly and the program met the needs of the students. On the other hand, the instructors also pointed out that the physical conditions of the prep school were not satisfactory and school-based in-service training programs were required for professional development. 

Keywords: Foreign Language Teaching, English Preparatory Program, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation

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