ERIC Number: EJ1129977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Students' vs. Teachers' Perspectives on Best Teacher Characteristics in EFL Classrooms
Liando, Nihta V. F.
TEFLIN Journal: A publication on the teaching and learning of English, v21 n2 p118-136 Aug 2010
This paper discusses the perspectives of students and teachers in a university setting about best teacher characteristics. This is viewed through the perspectives of students and teachers regarding their perceptions of qualities of English teachers, and teachers' immediacy behavior--verbal or non-verbal--as predictors of student academic motivation. In this study, 126 students and 28 teachers in the English department at State University of Manado, Indonesia were involved. From the questionnaire, this study proved that a teacher was an important personnel in EFL teaching. Both teacher and students believed that a good teacher should display personal and academic attitudes. Both parties also considered that there were certain verbal and nonverbal immediacy behaviors teachers performed which could be the source of motivating as well as demotivating the students. This study is expected to give understanding of how teaching English in a foreign language context can be better.
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Language Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, College Students, College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Teacher Behavior, Teaching Methods, Questionnaires, Statistical Analysis
Association for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language in Indonesia (TEFLIN). Malang, East Java, 65145, Indonesia. TEFLIN Publication Division, Department of English, Faculty of Letters, Universitas Negeri Malang, Jalan Semarang 5, Tel: +62-341-570566; Fax: +62-341-567475; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://journal.teflin.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indonesia
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