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Language Proficiency Analysis of Turkish Children Aged 5 in Antalya

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posted on 2020-03-06, 00:00 authored by Yunus PinarYunus Pinar, Fatma Ünal, Nihal Kubilay Pınar
The purpose of this research is to investigate the mother tongue development levels of pre-school children within the context of various language skill categories. Within the framework of the research, the children’s potentials in terms of their verbal presentation skills, their self-confidence developed toward their mother tongue and their communication competences were evaluated. The study used the Turkish version of the HAVAS 5 linguistic level diagnostic tool that is originally employed to form the basis of individually customized language support programs. 41 (N= 37; 29 boys, 12 girls) pre-school children registered in the kindergarten of a school located in the Muratpaşa district of Antalya and selected using the random sampling method were included in the research.


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Lead author country

  • Turkey

Lead author job role

  • Higher Education Researcher

Lead author institution

Akdeniz University

Human Participants

  • Yes

Ethics statement

An Ethics Committee Permission has been obtained from Akdeniz University and a Legal Permit from Antalya Directorate of National Education for the purposes of this research. 21/11/2016 - 67072230-050.01.04


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