Evaluation of Teachers' Opinions on the "Creation Turkish Project" Conducted in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Economic, military, social, cultural etc. events in Turkey. Developments increase the interest of foreigners in Turkish culture and language. For this reason, studies on teaching Turkish as a foreign language have gained momentum in recent years. In this direction, the "My Choice is Turkish Project" has started to be implemented in Bosnia-Herzegovina in order to promote Turkish culture and teach Turkish. Today, in Bosnia-Herzegovina, approximately 7000 students are taught Turkish in schools at different levels as part of an elective or compulsory foreign language course. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the opinions of teachers regarding the "My Choice is Turkish Project" carried out by Yunus Emre Institute in Bosnia-Herzegovina. In the study, whether the project meets the need, the methods and techniques used by teachers, etc. Answers to various problems were sought. The working group consists of 30 teachers who manage Turkish lessons at different levels in different regions of Bosnia-Herzegovina. This study, which reveals teachers' opinions about the project, was conducted using survey and document review techniques. Teachers representing the universe were determined by random method. A personal information form, a semi-structured interview form and a survey developed by the researcher to determine teachers' opinions were used as data collection tools. Descriptive statistical techniques were used to analyze the data. As a result of the study, teachers stated that a bond was established between Bosnian and Turkish children with this project. In line with the results obtained from the study, it is recommended that the "My Choice is Turkish Project" be supported by all institutions for its permanence in Bosnia-Herzegovina, that teachers receive in-service training at frequent intervals within the scope of the project, that student mobility is increased with sister school projects, and that the activities offered to students within the scope of the project are diversified.

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Teaching Turkish to Foreigners, My Choice Turkish Project, Bosnia-Herzegovina.