MA Theses

Thesis Title Student name Thesis Supervisor(s) Year
Assessment of Textual Level EFL Comprehension: A Cognitive and Contextual Investigation Burcu Kayarkaya Aylin Ünaldı 2018
Determining Linguistic Demands of Texts for EAP Proficiency Tests Using Automated Analyses and Expert Judgment Bekir Ateş Aylin Ünaldı 2018
A Qualitative Exploration of Reading and Test-taking Strategy Use Depending on Test-format: Multiple-choice and Open-ended Questions Hatice Akgün Evcil Aylin Ünaldı 2018
Validating Multiple-Text Reading Tasks in Foreign Language Proficiency Tests Through Verbal Protocols and Eye Tracking Hatice Yurtman Kaçar Aylin Ünaldı 2018
The Second Language Acquisition of Inflectional Morphology in Turkish Aylin Coşkun Ayşe Gürel 2018
The Role of Individual Differences on Second Language Development in a Study Abroad Context  Coşkun İşlek Şebnem Yalçın 2018
Task type and online planning as mediating factors in the oral performance of L2 learners  Ayşen Tuzcu Şebnem Yalçın 2018
Processing Reflexives in the Second Language: Evidence From Eye Tracking Münir Özturhan Nazik Dinçtopal Deniz 2018
Exploring ELF Awareness in Teacher Cognition: A Case Study in Turkey Gürkan Temiz Yasemin Bayyurt 2018
Cognitive and Linguistic Components of Reading Acquisition in Turkish: Evidence from Second and Fourth Graders in Primary Schools Sezen Bektaş Belma Haznedar & Nalan Babür 2017
English language teacher recruitment practices in higher education institutions: A case study in Turkey Büşra Ayça Karaman Yasemin Bayyurt 2017
Metacognitive awareness of listening strategies in L2 English and L3 Italian Elifcan Öztekin Gülcan Erçetin 2016
Decomposability and transparency: A corpus-based analysis of the use of phrasal verbs in ELF interactions Zeynep Sena Abaylı Yasemin Bayyurt & Leyla Martı 2016
A corpus-based investigation of the effect of nativeness and expertise on reporting practices in academic writing Selahattin Yılmaz Yasemin Bayyurt & Leyla Martı 2016
Task orientation and vocabulary knowledge types: How do they relate to collocational knowledge? Sinem Aydoğan Senem Yıldız 2016
Program evaluation of an English language teacher education practicum: Insights from supervisors, student teachers, and graduates Merve Celen Sumru Akcan 2016
Assessing academic writing skills in Turkish as a foreign language Fatma Küçük Aylin Ünaldı 2016
Development of a listening test for learners of Turkish as a foreign language Emel Tozlu Aylin Ünaldı 2016
The effects of priming in the production of L2 morphology Hande Karakaplan Ayşe Gürel 2015
An investigation of spelling skills in Turkish: The role phonological encoding and rapid naming in the literacy skills of third and fourth graders Ecehan Sönmez Belma Haznedar 2015
Development of a speaking test for second language learners of Turkish Talip Gülle Gülcan Erçetin 2015
Development of a reading test for second language learners of Turkish Yavuz Kurt Gülcan Erçetin 2015
Comparing L2 learners’ strategy use in literal vs. inferential reading: A cognitive validity study through eye-tracking Didem Tuğçe Erdem Gülcan Erçetin 2015
An exploratory study of the progressive ‘-ing’ in a Turkish academic context from an ELF perspective Çağla Nikbay Sumru Akcan 2014
Scene Setting and Modality Introduction in Sign and Spoken Languages Beyza Karadallı Sümer Belma Haznedar 2014
Refusing invitations via email: Strategy use in Turkish and American-English refusals Emine Merdin Yasemin Bayyurt 2013
The effects of captioning on text recall and cognitive load in audio- vs. video-based L2 listening: Offline and online evidence from a mobile-assisted language learning study Nur Başak Karataş Gülcan Erçetin & Yasemin Bayyurt 2013
Hedging in academic writing: The use of “can” in university students’ argumentative essays at an English medium university in Turkey Saadet Tıkaç Yasemin Bayyurt 2013
Writer visibility and reader engagement in university students’ argumentative essays Duygu Çandarlı Yasemin Bayyurt & Leyla Martı 2013
Reading acquisition in early bilingualism: Reading skills of Turkish child L2 learners of English Hatice Özata Belma Haznedar 2013
English article use in Turkish-English bilingual children and adults Fundagül İnce Ayşe Gürel 2012
Interlanguage pragmatics:The complaint strategies used by Turkish EFL learners Ahmet Bikmen Leyla Martı 2011
The strategies in requests and apologies of Turkish ELT students :A comparison of electronic mails and DCT data Canan Elçin Leyla Martı 2011
Enhanced collaboration in foreign language education: Use of wikis in collaborative learning projects Zeliha Aydın Senem Yıldız 2011
An exploratory study of two EFL teachers’ perceptions and application of curriculum principles Akif Çal Sibel Tatar 2010
The role of first language (Kurdish) development in acquisition of a second language (Turkish) and a third language (English) Mehmet Şerif Derince Ayşe Gürel 2010
Exploring the effects of a learning content management system (LCMS) on the achievement and perceptions of Turkish EFL prep-students in a technical state university Hatice Bilgin Senem Yıldız 2010
EFL teachers’ beliefs and practices on reading strategy instruction in university level reading classes Burcu Varol Sumru Akcan 2010
Exploring learner autonomy through the European language portfolio (ELP) in Turkish context Sinem Yılmaz Sumru Akcan 2010
Effectiveness of corpus consultancy in teaching Verb+Noun collocations to first-year ELT students Mehmet Akıncı Senem Yıldız 2009
Gender and classroom interaction: An analysis of how a female and a male teacher in two EFL classrooms in Turkey give their attention to students Ebru Bağ Yasemin Bayyurt 2009
High school 9th grade students’ awareness and preferences of the cultural content of the EFL textbooks: A case in Turkey Seda Danacı Yasemin Bayyurt 2009
The effects of isolated versus integrated form focused instruction (FFI) on foreign language learning at the primary level in an EFL context Zennure Elgün Yasemin Bayyurt & Sumru Akcan 2009
Effects of multimedia modality and L2 working memory capacity on L2 comprehension Kadir Kozan Gülcan Erçetin 2009
Computer-mediated communication acts in non-native English speakers’ electronic mail exchanges Eray Sevingil Yasemin Bayyurt 2009
The development of reading in early bilingualism: Evidence from Turkish-child L2 learners of English Feride Özdemir Belma Haznedar 2008
Syntactic processing in second language acquisition of English Nazik Dinçtopal Ayşe Gürel 2007
Possible effects of in-service education on EFL teachers’ professional development in terms of teacher efficacy and reflective teaching Sema Özçallı Ayşe Akyel 2007
The processing of subject-verb number agreement in L2 English by native Turkish speakers Gülay Öztürk Taşseven Ayşe Gürel 2007
The end-state L2 acquisition of binding properties of English reflexives by adult Turkish learners of English Fatma Tanış Ayşe Gürel 2007
The effect of written and oral teacher feedback on pre-intermediate student revisions in a process-oriented EFL writing class Hürmüz Telçeker Sumru Akcan 2007
Effects of the presentation mode of multimedia annotations on L2 reading comprehension and incidental vocabulary learning Emine Türk Gülcan Erçetin 2007
Exploring the effects of content-based instruction on skill development, domain-specific knowledge and metacognition in the L2 Şebnem Yalçın Gülcan Erçetin 2007
The acquisition of the English article system by Turkish learners of English Gülsen Yılmaz Ayşe Gürel 2006
Effects of different types of tasks on junior ELT students’ use of communication strategies in computer-mediated communication Nur Eser Altun Senem Yıldız 2006
Effectiveness of corpus-consultation through concordancing on the formulaic academic language use of freshman ELT students Fatma Anğ Gülcan Erçetin 2006
The relative contributions to foreign language reading comprehension of the selected individual differences variables Neslihan Aslan Ayşe Akyel 2006
An analysis of freshman year university students’ argumentative essays Hüseyin Can Yasemin Bayyurt 2006
The acquisition of morphosyntax in child L2 English: Evidence from Turkish learners Vasfiye Geçkin Belma Haznedar 2006
Exploring burnout and participation in professional learning activities among university prep Turkish EFL instructors Derya Kılavuz Önal Sibel Tatar 2006
Raising the language awareness of pre-service language teachers during their practice teaching experience: A case study in an EFL setting Ayşe Eser Başyurt Tüzel Sumru Akcan 2006
Students’ opinions of the role of “culture” in learning English as a foreign language Devrim Yılmaz Yasemin Bayyurt & Gülcan Erçetin 2006
Effects of multimedia annotations on L2 incidental vocabulary learning and reading comprehension of freshman ELT students Yavuz Akbulut Gülcan Erçetin 2005
Portfolio assessment versus traditional assessment techniques: A case study on the proficiency development and classroom practices of EFL students in a Turkish Military high school Mustafa Sağlam Yasemin Bayyurt 2005
Expectations for the roles of cooperating teachers and university supervisors during the practice teaching period as perceived by university supervisors İlkay Demirkol Ayşe Akyel 2004
Development of topical structure in college level students’ essays: The case of monolingual Turks, monolingual Americans, and bilingual Turks Işıl Erduyan Cem Alptekin 2004
Exploring the relationships among learning styles, annotations use and reading comprehension for foreign language reading in a hypermedia environment Asım Şakar Gülcan Erçetin 2003
The influence of storytelling on the development and retention of L2 vocabulary in child L2 learners Esra Yenici Belma Haznedar 2003
Incidental and intentional vocabulary learning of 3rd grade EFL learners: A case in Turkey Aslı Derin Yasemin Bayyurt 2002
Possible effects of practicum on EFL teachers’ beliefs Sibel Ergün Ayşe Akyel 2002
A comparative study of student participation: A case study comparing classroom discussions with WebCT bulletin board discussion Evrim Uysal Yasemin Bayyurt 2002
Comparison of communication strategies used by Turkish monolingual and bilingual EFL learners Ayşe Seza Doğruöz Yasemin Bayyurt 2001
Immediate and long-term effects of form-focused instruction in the learning of English relative clauses by Turkish EFL learners: Implications for the levels of embeddedness in RRCs Idylle Fridman Belma Haznedar 2001
Learning strategies used in the development of two different aspects of foreign language proficiency: ‘CALP’ in English and ‘BICS’ in Turkish Meral Kara Cem Alptekin 2001
Trait anxiety or foreign language anxiety and their effects on learners’ foreign language proficiency or achievement Hatice Sarıgül Cem Alptekin 2000
The effects of teachers’ beliefs on their instructional practices and decisions in the classroom Harika Sağlıcak Ayşe Akyel 1999
Telephone conversation opening patterns of Turks in Turkey vs. Turks in the USA Hakan San Yasemin Bayyurt 1999
Development of attitude scale to investigate Turkish EFL teachers’ attitudes towards communicative language teaching Evrim Eveyik Aydın Zeynep Kızıltepe 1999
Evaluation of the Boğaziçi University English proficiency test Çiler Hatipoğlu Yasemin Bayyurt 1999
EFL teachers’ opinions on teaching the target language culture: A survey study in Turkey Zeynep Cumhur Çamlıbel Seran Doğançay-Aktuna 1998
Possible influences on teachers’ instructional thoughts and actions: a case study of two EFL teachers John George Denstaedt Ayşe Akyel 1998
Teacher and student preferences on written feedback Pınar Denstaedt Sibel Kamışlı 1998
The use of referential questions in the EFL classroom Zeynep Onat Seran Doğançay-Aktuna 1997
Reading strategies in Turkish and English: A case study of eight Turkish EFL students Reyhan Salatacı Ayşe Akyel 1997
Sex-based differences in the conversational behaviors of Turkish EFL students: An analysis of communication strategies Zeynep Sunkar Koçoğlu Sibel Kamışlı 1997
The teaching of complex speech act behavior: The case of requests Derin Atay Seran Doğançay-Aktuna 1996
Writing processes in Turkish and English: A case study of nine Turkish EFL students Zeynep Şişman Bingöl Sibel Kamışlı 1996
Different memory systems in brain-damaged patients: Implications for the role of implicit and explicit knowledge in second language acquisition Ayşe Gürel Cem Alptekin 1996
Variations in the motivation of successful and unsuccessful Turkish learners of English John Richard Kennedy Cem Alptekin 1996
Pragmatic transfer in the realization of apologies: The case of Turkish EFL learners Gülcan Erçetin Seran Doğançay-Aktuna 1995
The role of input in second language acquisition: More comprehensible input supported by grammar instruction or more grammar instruction? Ali Işık Ayşe Akyel 1995
Written corrective feedback in the learning of English by Turks and its implications for ‘Universal Grammar’ as a theory of second language acquisition Asım Yalnız Cem Alptekin 1995
Parameter setting in second language syntax: The case of Turkish learners of English Hasanbey Ellidokuzoğlu Cem Alptekin 1994
The relationship between language learning strategies and EFL proficiency İnci Çavuşoğlu Cem Alptekin 1992