Reasons of using native tongue by future English teachers in English classes
This study primarily focuses on examining English Language Teaching students’ attitudes towards the reasons for using Turkish in English classes and differences between genders. To measure students’ attitudes towards using the target language and the native tongue in the classroom, a five-point Likert type scale which was taken by the research conducted by Gürbüz Ocak, Nurcay Kuru and Hande Özçalışan (2010). It consists of 22 questions and it was administered on chosen 20 students (14 female, 6 male). The scale, then, was analyzed via factor analysis, t-test and ANOVA (one-way analysis of variance) for the data distribution. The differences between genders and ages were analyzed via independent t-test and statistical calculations. Frequency, percentage, means, and standard deviations were calculated and demonstrated in the research. After data collection and evaluation it was found out that the factor of ‘fear’ and the anxiety about the possibility of mispronouncing English words are the most effective factors. It was also found out that females are effected the feeling of ‘fear’ more than males.