A Comparative Study on the Integration of International Students in Turkey: A Case Study of Algerian and Ghanaian International Students in Ankara, TurkeyJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 7)
Publication Date: 2021-07-15
Authors : Akilu Murtala;
Page : 716-722
Keywords : integration; socialization; international students;
This research was aimed at comparing the Algerian and Ghanaianinternational students to ascertain which of the two categories of students integrates into the Turkish society easier. The elements of integration considered in this study were Turkish language acquisition and socialization.To ascertain which of the two groups is faster in learning the Turkish language, interviews were held with some Turkish language teachersandquestionnaires were administered to the international students from the two countries. Another questionnaire was administered to the students to establish their level of socialization. Separate focus group discussions were also held with the two groups of students. The data was analysed using the approach of content analysis. The results indicated an overall higher performance of the Algerian students in terms of Turkish language acquisition, albeit with some limitation in writing skills, but also a higher level of socialization of the Ghanaian students compared to the Algerian students.
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