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1st International Symposium of Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language

Edited By İsmail Güleç and Bekir Ince

This book consists of papers presented at the 1st International Symposium of Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language. The Symposium was held at Het Pand Culture and Congress Center of Ghent University in April 2015. It was presented by the Sakarya University Institute of Education Sciences and the Belgium Turkish Associations with the support of the Turkish Language Association and the Yunus Emre Institute.

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Tendency of Turkish and French Bilingual Children on Watching Television


Abstract There are many studies on the negative effects of television on the language developments of individuals. The aim of this study is to describe the tendencies of the Turkish-French bilingual children on watching television. This study which is a field research was conducted via “interview” as one of the qualitative research methods. 4th and 5th grade students attending French schools in the age range of 11–12 were included in this study. A semi-structured survey created by the researcher was used to collect data and the obtained results were analyzed via frequency and percentage to display the tendencies of the children on watching television and the differences according to the sex and age factors. The results of the study didn’t reveal a significant difference between the girls and the boys in terms of watching television tendencies whereas a significant difference between the tendencies of the bilinguals in terms of watching French and Turkish TV channels was observed

Key Words: Bilingualism, Television, Language Education.

1. Introduction

Technological devices are essentials for the 21st century individuals due to their facilitative features. Besides, television is the one to affect the individuals addictively. This magical box which is an inseparable part of every house reaches every individual including babies and infants and not only amuses them but also affects their lives directly or indirectly by being their best friend who shares their loneliness and solves their problems. The tendency to watch TV is frequently criticized...

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