Being an English Teacher in Turkey: Future Teachers‘ Perspectives

SARAÇ, Sezgi (2011) Being an English Teacher in Turkey: Future Teachers‘ Perspectives. In: 1st International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL’11), 5-7 May 2011, Sarajevo.

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This study aims at identifying prospective teachers‘ perceptions with respect to positive and negative aspects of being an English teacher in Turkey. To this end, a qualitative research design was used and the participants were future teachers (n=40) studying at the department of English language teaching in Turkey. In order to gather data, each participant was interviewed via structured questions. During these interviews, the prospective teachers were asked to put forward their negative and positive associations with the terms: ―teacher‖, ―English teacher‖ and ―English teacher in Turkey‖. The collected data imply those prospective teachers‘ beliefs and values as well as perceptions over teaching and working as an English language teacher in Turkey. The results also denote how future teachers evaluate the present conditions, which are financial and moral, the practitioners work in Turkey today.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
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Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2012 08:43
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