An Assessment of High School Students' Opinions on the Use of Methods and Techniques in English Classes

Mehmet Nuri Gömleksiz
2014 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
The purpose of this study is to explore students' opinions on the use of methods and techniques at English classes in a Turkish high school context. Data for the study were collected through a 23-item, five-point Likert scale from a total of 798 students at high schools in Elazığ city, Turkey. The independent groups t-test and one way ANOVA were used to analyze the data. Statistically significant differences were observed in the gender, school type and grade level of the students. Male students
more » ... considered methods and techniques more effective than female students did. They also found communication at English classes more sufficient and effective than females did. Findings revealed that female students were not satisfied with what the teachers used as teaching methods and techniques in English classrooms. Besides, statistically significant differences were observed among students' opinions in terms of grade level and school type variables. Additionally, some useful implications are discussed based on the research findings to construct and conduct English classes effectively.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.1308 fatcat:5szswjgznbdprenizeqmyvxwv4