Teachers and Students’ Evaluation of Listening Texts in Turkish Textbooks

Kaya M., Çiftçi Ö.

International Journal of Education & Literacy Studies, vol.8, no.1, pp.84-94, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Education & Literacy Studies
  • Journal Indexes: ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
  • Page Numbers: pp.84-94
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study is to evaluate the listening texts in terms of the suitability for student level. In order to achieve this goal, the opinions of Turkish teachers and the secondary school students who have been taught by these teachers were studied. The research was carried out in January 2018 with 5 Turkish teachers and 20 secondary school students at different schools in Van city center. Four Turkish textbooks (5th to 8th grade) were used as the data source in this study, which aims to reveal the quality of listening texts, having multiple units required us to use the nested case study model, a qualitative research model. Semi-structured and structured interview forms developed by the researchers for teachers and students were used for data collection. Expert opinions were taken during the development of the interview protocols. After interviews with teachers and students, inductive thematic analysis method was used to analyze the interviews. The opinions of both students and teachers about listening texts can be summarized as follows; there are many unknown words, texts are not appropriate to students’ level, texts are long, text types should be based on events, there is much description in texts, texts are out of date, texts are not at the desired level in terms of language and expression, and activities in the texts are quantitatively too many but qualitatively not on a desired level