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Original article | International Journal of Educational Researchers 2022, Vol. 13(4) 1-13

The Perspectives of Multigrade Teachers on Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) in Turkey

Mehmet Emrah Kuru & Elif Tosun

pp. 1 - 13   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2209-07-0004

Published online: December 28, 2022  |   Number of Views: 41  |  Number of Download: 47


Abstract

This research aims to examine the perspectives of multigrade teachers on teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) in Turkey. The data collected in this study, which included 13 multigrade teachers, was analyzed using qualitative analysis techniques, such as interviews. The results of the interviews yielded 10 themes: English language skills, teaching materials, digital games, classroom seating arrangements, methods and techniques, classroom challenges, garnering attention, assessment and evaluation, teacher suggestions, and additional notes. The examination of the findings of the study led to the conclusion that the multigrade teachers did not perceive themselves as being competent in teaching English, and the reason for this perception was that they did not have any training on TEFL during their undergraduate education. Additionally, the multigrade teachers complained about the technological inadequacies and the insufficiency of the materials for teaching English in multigrade settings.

Keywords: Multigrade classes, multigrade teachers, teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL), perspectives


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Kuru, M.E. & Tosun, E. (2022). The Perspectives of Multigrade Teachers on Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) in Turkey . International Journal of Educational Researchers , 13(4), 1-13.

Harvard
Kuru, M. and Tosun, E. (2022). The Perspectives of Multigrade Teachers on Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) in Turkey . International Journal of Educational Researchers , 13(4), pp. 1-13.

Chicago 16th edition
Kuru, Mehmet Emrah and Elif Tosun (2022). "The Perspectives of Multigrade Teachers on Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) in Turkey ". International Journal of Educational Researchers 13 (4):1-13.

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