A study on the contributions of second language education to language development in pre-school period

ŞEKER P. T., Girgin G., Akamca G. O.

Cyprus International Conference on Educational Research (CY-ICER), CYPRUS, 8 - 11 February 2012, vol.47, pp.230-234 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 47
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.643
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.230-234
  • Keywords: Early childhood education, second language education
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, Turkish language processing skills of the 6 ages children attending preschool education in Turkish and a in secondary language were investigated. The study was conducted between 6 years old 100 children attending SHCEK and Ministry of National Education private pre-schools located in Izmir province and kinder gardens and the parents of all children were also given a questionnaire to obtain personal information concerning the family. In the study, Language Processing Test was used to gather the data. Language Processing Test has seven sub-tests. hi analysing the data, One-Way Anova, t test techniques were used and 0.05 value was taken as significant. The findings show the difference between children attending preschool education only in Turkish and in a second language. There is no significant difference in Language Processing Skills of the 6 year old preschool children attending education in Turkish and in a second language in terms of their father education status, mother's job status and number of sister/brother. There is a significant difference in favour of 6 year old children attending education in second language in "Naming", "Defining the function", "Similarity", "Difference" and "Features" subtests and overall. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd.