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This diary study details a self-directed approach to the acquisition of the Turkish language, conducted within the target-language culture. Based on the foundations of communicative language learning approaches and utilizing sessions with a native language informant, the study sought to discover which components best facilitated language acquisition in the subject. Results recorded in the diary were analyzed along with the results of a pre-and post-language proficiency test. The study found the factors that most related to successful acquisition were: talking as much as possible with native speakers, keeping a language journal, using a picture book, engaging in role play, and using authentic texts/materials.
Peterson, Jill M, "A self-directed approach to Turkish language acquisition: a diary study" (2012). School of Education Student Capstones and Dissertations. 485.