International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
DOI: 10.56734/ijahss
Comparative Study of Some Factors Affecting Foreign Language Learning of Youth and Adults


This learning method is to find out whether there is a relationship between the foreign languages ​​of young people and adults and variables such as their age, previous experiences, and learning purpose. The data obtained as a result of semi-participation interviews with 10 randomly selected students who had English preparatory education at a private university, at least 2 of whom were at their level, and 10 adults selected by the snowball method, who participated in the foreign language certificate offered at the same university, were analyzed with the Maxqda program. The findings obtained as a result of the qualitative study were analyzed and the relationships between age, previous experience of learning a foreign language, language learning characteristics and current success levels were analyzed. In conclusion; It was stated that the language learners in the preparatory class, regardless of their gender and age, could take courses in English and that learning at least one language would be rich in terms of job and career in the future, and their success rates were observed in parallel with this. Certified adults are generally adults who have received any language training before and are in their 30s. It was stated that these research methods for women are generally aimed at helping the family, but on the other hand, adults generally participate in these programs with external motivations, at the request of the institution, that is, regardless of gender.