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Published: 07 November 2022
The Effects of Emotional Intelligence of the Foreign Students Learning Turkish Language on Speaking and Writing Anxiety
Ayşe Ateş, Niymet Bahşi
Inonu University (Turkey), Ministry of Education (Turkey)
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Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Speaking Anxiety, Writing Anxiety
Emotional intelligence is expressed as a person's ability to differentiate between oneself and other's emotions, to perceive them, and to act accordingly. The emotions left in the background by the education world, which are based on cognitive skills, have started to take place in education from the perspective of emotional intelligence in recent years. This study aims is to determine the effect of emotional intelligence of foreign students learning Turkish language on speaking and writing anxiety. In this direction, within the framework of emotional intelligence, the effect of teaching Turkish as a foreign language on speaking and writing anxiety has been studied and various determinations have been made. This study is a quantitative study and the method of the research is descriptive field research. The study group consists of 173 volunteers who studied at Inonu University TOMER in the academic year of 2018-2019. It was determined that the emotional intelligence writing and speaking anxiety levels of the students were at an average level. It was determined that as the emotional intelligence levels increased, speaking and writing anxiety decreased in the result of the analysis. In addition, as the duration of the students' stay in Turkey increased, there was an increase in the speaking anxiety level, while no significant difference was shown in the writing anxiety level.
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