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It is without doubt that when teaching methods are in accordance with students’ academic needs, students will respond more effectively to learning situations, and this, in turn, will increase their motivation and learning substantially and decrease misbehaviour and discipline problems. This study tries to find out what academic needs are met to what extent for the freshman,sophomore,junior and senior students at English Language Teaching Department at Dokuz Eylül Üniversity.It also aims to learn whether there are differences among gender and classes. In the study, the academic needs center around areas such as understanding the goal of the lesson, actively involving in the learning process, relating the subject matter to their own lives and developing a sense of competence and efficacy in the school environment. Students’ academic needs have been examined under 9 areas, and a questionnaire including 28 questions related to the 9 academic- needs areas was conducted on 212 freshman, sophomore,junior and senior students attending English Language Teaching Department at Dokuz Eylül University at the end of the academic year of 2013-2014.A five-choice rating scale was used as “always, most of the time, sometimes, seldom, never”, and the results were analyzed by using SPSS program.
academic needs, better learning and behaviour,success.