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ERIC Number: EJ1122808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1072-4303
"Good" Language Teachers: Divergent Perspectives
Chang, Lilian Ya-Hui
TESL-EJ, v20 n3 Nov 2016
Teachers assume several key roles in the language classroom. Because any one teacher is unlikely to possess the full range of characteristics suggested in the literature, it is vital to explore what individual class groups of learners believe are the characteristics most beneficial to their language learning. This study therefore explored their perspectives on good language teachers and compared them with those of the classroom teacher. Two language teachers and their class groups from a language college in Taiwan participated in this study. Results from a student questionnaire with data from semi-structured teacher interviews were collated to discover points of agreement and divergence. This study hopes to provoke teachers to engage in a stimulating discussion with their class groups on the agreements and divergences in conceptualizations regarding the characteristics of good language teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
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