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ERIC Number: EJ796715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0346-251X
The Classroom Language Use of a Korean Elementary School EFL Teacher: Another Look at TETE
Kang, Dae-Min
System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, v36 n2 p214-226 Jun 2008
The continued interest in better EFL pedagogy for elementary school students has led to many interesting suggestions, one of which is TETE, Teaching English through English. Notwithstanding the importance of the method (policy), though, few studies have been conducted to describe and explain a non-native EFL teacher's practice of TETE in the elementary school classroom. The present study, a case study of a Korean elementary school EFL teacher undertaken to fill the empirical gap, found that the teacher used both L1 and TL for many pedagogical reasons among which her attention to her students' interest was principal. The study also revealed that her language use reflected the students' perspectives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea