NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ1081569
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
The Relationship between Teacher Expectations and Student Achievement in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
Tsiplakides, Iakovos; Keramida, Areti
English Language Teaching, v3 n2 p22-26 Jun 2010
Research on second and foreign language learning suggests that the expectations that teachers form for their students can often have an impact on students' behavior and achievement. Some teachers tend to convey differential expectations to students, which appear to have self-fulfilling prophecy effects on them. The self-fulfilling prophecy effects of teacher expectations are an important, yet not adequately appreciated affective variable in second and foreign language learning. In this article we present the theoretical background on teacher's expectations for their students. We also describe the sources of teachers' expectations and the ways through which teachers communicate expectations to students. We finally deal with the pedagogical implications, offering suggestions about how teachers might become more successful in communicating high expectations.
Canadian Center of Science and Education. 1120 Finch Avenue West Suite 701-309, Toronto, OH M3J 3H7, Canada. Tel: 416-642-2606; Fax: 416-642-2608; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A