Iranian English Major vs. Subject-matter ESP Teachers‘ Beliefs and Instructional Practices in ESP Classes: A Comparative Study

Rajabi, Peyman and Kiany, Gholam Reza and Maftoon, Parviz (2011) Iranian English Major vs. Subject-matter ESP Teachers‘ Beliefs and Instructional Practices in ESP Classes: A Comparative Study. In: 1st International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL’11), 5-7 May 2011, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

Since the advent of English for Specific Purposes (ESP), plenty of controversial issues have been raised in the academic circles all over the world. As we know, one controversial aspects of ESP domain deals with the significant role of the teacher variable. In the present study, the investigators intended to compare and contrast Iranian English major ESP instructors with their subject-matter counterparts in terms of their beliefs and classroom practices in ESP classes. A total of 423 Iranian English major (ELT) and subject-matter ESP teachers participated in the study. The results revealed that theoretically a large and wide gap exists between English major and subject-matter ESP teachers while practically this difference is very slight.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ESP, Classroom activities, Teachers‘ beliefs
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Depositing User: Users 4 not found.
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2012 12:36
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2012 08:25
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/573

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