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ERIC Number: EJ903233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0379-0037
Native English Speaking Teachers' Beliefs about Korean EFL Learners
Chin, Cheongsook
Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics, v32 n1-2 p181-198 Jan-Dec 2006
This study aimed to investigate native English-speaking teachers' beliefs about Korean EFL learners, following a qualitative case study approach. Participants consisted of 3 Americans and 15 Canadians, aged 29-41, who were a part of a university teaching staff in Korea. The data collection employed questionnaires and interviews. The results revealed that the participants perceived that (1) Korean students view English as a class or a test rather than a language; (2) class dynamics as well as cultural and educational systems adversely influence Korean students' EFL learning; (3) group-oriented creative activities are popular among students; and (4) studying and showing knowledge of the host language and culture are worthwhile. With regard to teaching strategies, the participants reported that they endeavor to take English out of textbooks and relate it to reality and to have students create their own language. A wide range of levels and large classes are major obstacles dealt with in classes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea