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Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
İNE614 Individual Differences in Foreign Language Teaching 927001 1 2 6
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To analyze the relation between language learning and individual differences.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Yrd. Doç Dr. Dilek ÇAKICI
Learning Outcomes
  1. 1- Bireysel farklılıklar ve İngilizce öğrenme bağlantısını öğrenecekler.
  2. 2- Bireysel farklılıkların İngilizce öğrenme üzerindeki olumlu –olumsuz etkilerini öğrenecekler.
  3. 3- Dil öğretiminde bireysel farklılıklardan kaynaklanan sorunların farkında olacaklar.
  4. İngilizce öğretirken bireysel faklılılardan kaynaklanan sorunlarla başedebilmek için çözüm üretecekler.
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
Ajzen,I. (1988). Attitudes, personality and behaviour. Chicago: Dorsey Press.Birch, A., &Hayward, S. (1994). Individual differences. Basingstoke: Macmillan.Chambers, G. N. (1999). Motivating language learners. Clevedon, England: Multilingual Matters.Dörnyei, Z. (2005). Individual differences in second language acquisition. London: Lawrence Associates.Dörnyei, Z. (2001). Motivational strategies in the language classroom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Brown, H. D. (2001). Teaching by principles. Longman.Brown, H. D. (2001). Principles of language learning and teaching. Prentice Hall , Inc.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
some basic elements affecting language learning suac as The importance of individual differences in language learning, the style of learning individual differences, learning styles, motivation, the ability for foreign language learning, learning strategies, attitudes, beliefs, intelligence, gender, anxiety, self- confidence, personal characteristics. the positive and negative affects of these elements and relating these elements with cognitive, affective and biological bases in theoratical context. In practical context, discussing about the reflections of these to classroom activities.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
2.Temperament and Mood
4.Belief, Attitude and Motivation
5.Learning Styles
6.Learning Strategies
7.Multiple Intelligence Theory
9.Sex and Gender
10.Mid term Exam
11.Intelligence and Creativity
13.Self-esteem and risk taking,
14.Inhibition and Tolerance of ambiguity
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination133
Final Examination166
Attending Lectures14342
Self Study14570
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11414
Individual Study for Final Examination11515