Expectations and Views of International and Native Master’s Students Regarding English Language Teaching Master’s Program


Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi, vol.40, no.2, pp.629-656, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier


It is an undeniable fact that education does not take the backseat; to the contrary, it goes beyond the borders and makes educational needs no longer limited to the undergraduate programs. The number of students leaving their own countries to access master’s degree opportunities, which the program they attended offers, is increasing day by day. This is regarded as an indication of internationalization in education. In order to facilitate internationalization in graduate education, analyzing students’ educational expectations and views is necessary. Therefore, the aim of this study is to find out the views and expectations of these international and native master’s students, who have a significant place in the continuity of higher education, about the master program of English Language Teaching Department in Ondokuz Mayıs University in order to improve the quality of the program due to the fact that there should be continuous improvements in all fields of the program itself according to the objectives of the program designed by considering students' expectations. Consequently, this drove us to conduct research to analyze the views and expectations of international and native master’s students, and under the framework drawn in this study, certain major suggestions were presented to improve the master's programs of ELT in Turkey.