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ERIC Number: ED368193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 26
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A Look at TEFL in Russia and Ukraine.
Scott, Mary Lee
A survey of 53 teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL) in Russia and Ukraine, conducted in May 1992, investigated current teaching conditions and methods and perceived needs and concerns. The teachers taught at elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels; a majority taught in teacher training institutions. Over half the respondents reported using communicative methods, while almost a third used traditional methods; a quarter used both. The activities teachers used frequently appeared to reflect primarily a traditional approach, although they reported using a number of communicative activities as well. The most pressing needs identified by the teachers included authentic materials, contact with native speakers of English, and audiovisual equipment. Almost half the teachers expressed a desire to improve their teaching methodology, while nearly a third indicated a desire for increased contact with colleagues, both locally and nationally. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Authentic Materials; Russia; Ukraine