email@example.com, iPabo University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam
firstname.lastname@example.org, Vega Okulları, İstanbul
English language education in primary schools may differ between the countries. That is, the tools and methods used to teach a foreign language are not the same, either.
In the Netherlands, primary schools make use of methods, such as Take it Easy, Groove me, designed only for English language education. On the other hand, the methods and tools used in Turkey vary based on the type of the school. State schools employ more grammar based taeaching, basically due to the lack of certain facilities while private colleges resemble the Dutch schools in terms of language teaching.
This talk will first compare the language education systems in primary schools in these two countries. Finally, the authors will comment and criticize the systems checking how much theory (namely language teaching techniques and principles, we as teachers study at the universities) is reflected in the language education systems of Turkey and in the Netherlands.
language education, Turkey, the Netherlands, language teaching methods