Communication in the Classroom: An Observational Analysis Comparing Turkish & US American College Students

Charles Braithwaite
This paper reports on observations of classroom interaction between students at universities in Turkey and the United States. Using internet video technology, in live, synchronous meetings, groups of students in Turkey and the United States communicate about culture and daily life. When examining the presentations and discussions, terms used to describe cities, families and cultural contributions reveal differences in emotional content. Turkish students used more positively evaluative terms
more » ... US American students, and included more detailed content in their descriptions.