Published December 25, 2023 | Version v1
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Economic, military, social, cultural developments in Turkey increase the interest of foreigners in Turkish culture and language. For this reason, studies on teaching Turkish as a foreign language have gained momentum in recent years. In this respect, "My Choice is Turkish Project" has started to be implemented in Bosnia-Herzegovina in order to promote Turkish culture and teach Turkish. Today, in Bosnia-Herzegovina, approximately 7000 students are taught Turkish in schools at different levels as part of an elective or compulsory foreign language course. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the opinions of teachers regarding "My Choice is Turkish Project" carried out by Yunus Emre Institute in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Whether the project meets the needs, and whether the methods and techniques used by teachers are effective or not are some of the questions that the study tries to answer. The working group consists of 30 teachers who teach Turkish lessons at different levels in different regions of Bosnia-Herzegovina. This study, which reveals teachers' opinions about the project, was conducted using survey and document review techniques. The participants of the study were determined randomly. A personal information form, a semi-structured interview form and a survey developed by the researcher to determine teachers' opinions were used as data collection tools. Descriptive statistical techniques were used to analyze the data. As a result of the study, teachers stated that a bond was established between Bosnian and Turkish children with this project. In line with the results obtained from the study, it is recommended that “My Choice is Turkish Project" should be supported by all institutions for its permanence in Bosnia-Herzegovina, teachers should receive in-service training at frequent intervals within the scope of the project, student mobility should be increased with sister school projects and the activities offered to students within the scope of the project should be diversified.


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