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The data for the current study was collected in the 2018-2019 academic year fall semester. The questionnaire was prepared in Google Forms in Turkish. The course instructors were asked to post the questionnaire link on the virtual class platform. The questionnaire was also posted by the researcher in a social media platform which was particularly used to communicate the current and previous distance learners in the university. Participation to the questionnaire was voluntary. Students were asked not to write any information which indicated their identity such as name and surname on the questionnaire. 3.5 Data Analysis The analysis was done using SPSS 23.0. First, Descriptive Statistics were calculated and then, t-test was carried out to see if there was significant difference between genders. One-way ANOVA was used to see if the students’ general views significantly differed depending on their majors and the academic year in which they took the course.
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Studies in English Language Teaching Vol. 7, No. 1, 2019 126 Published by SCHOLINK INC. 4. Findings and Discussion The questionnaire findings indicate that in general students are undecided about the items. In other words, they do not have clear views about distance language learning. The most striking results are related to the items 12-13- 15. The results show that in general students agree with the items “ Face-to-face interaction is necessary for best English learning”, “Communication in face -to-face English learning is more instant and clearer than in distance learning” and “ I need face-to- face communication to learn English”. Descriptive statistics for each item are shown in the table below: Table 1. Descriptive Statistics Items Strongly Disagree % Disagree % Undecided % Agree % Strongly Agree % Mean (M) Std. 1. It is convenient for me to learn English through distance education. 42 8 18 11 21 2,61 1,61 2. Learning English through distance education is suitable for my lifestyle. 37 13 18 13 20 2,64 1,55 3. Distance learning is a suitable alternative to obtain the English education I need. 37 8 26 8 21 2,67 1,55 4. Distance learning allows me to learn English without losing time. 37 11 19 11 21 2,67 1,57 5. I need the flexibility of participating the lesson without time and place constraints. 24 8 15 15 39 3,35 1,63 6. It is difficult for me to go to the university campus to study. 34 10 18 5 34 2,95 1,70 7. Distance learning makes the student more active in terms of learning English. 31 11 24 10 23 2,81 1,54 8. Distance education offers the opportunity to do various activities to learn English. 34 11 19 11 23 2,77 1,58 9. Distance education allows students to learn English at their own pace. 24 10 15 21 27 3,18 1,56 10. Those learned in English classes are internalized thanks to distance education. 32 16 21 10 19 2,67 1,51 11. Distance learning is more effective than traditional education.
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