Yıl 2017, Cilt 18 , Sayı 3, Sayfalar 325 - 333 2017-12-31

Understanding ELT Academics’ Teaching Methods in the United States: A Qualitative Study
Understanding ELT Academics’ Teaching Methods in the United States: A Qualitative Study

Ceyhun YÜKSELİR [1]


While much research delineates teaching methods for second language in English Language Teaching (ELT) field, few studies were conducted in the United States (US) context. Thus, the current study examines ELT academics’ teaching methods within the context of the US higher education. In this qualitative study, online semi-structured interviews, reflections and classroom observations were used to collect qualitative data from a sample group of 17 participants working in two US higher education institutions. The data were analyzed separately using content analysis. The results indicated that lecturers employ inquiry-based teaching and communicative teaching approaches enriched with technological facilities in their classrooms thereby enabling learners to improve productive and creative/critical thinking skills. To this end, it is recommended that ELT teachers and lecturers should create second a language learning environment in which topics regarding culture and real-life context are integrated into their teaching. Furthermore, this study also suggests that researchers do more study regarding teaching methods in ELT for future research.

While much research delineates effective and innovative methods for teaching second language in English Language Teaching (ELT) field, few studies occurred in the United States (US) context. Thus, the current study examines effective and innovative methods in ELT within the context of US higher education. In this qualitative study, semi-structured interviews, reflections and classroom observations were used to collect qualitative data from a sample group of 17 participants working in two US higher education institutions. The data were analyzed separately using content analysis. The results indicated that lecturers apply inquiry-based teaching and communicative teaching approaches enriched with technological facilities in their classrooms thereby enabling learners to improve productive and creative/critical thinking skills. Thus, it is recommended that English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers and lecturers should create second language learning environment in which topics regarding culture and real-life context are integrated into their teaching. Furthermore, this study also suggests that researchers do more study for future research.

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Yazar: Ceyhun YÜKSELİR
Kurum: OSMANİYE KORKUT ATA ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Ülke: Turkey


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Yayımlanma Tarihi : 31 Aralık 2017

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APA YÜKSELİR, C . (2017). Understanding ELT Academics’ Teaching Methods in the United States: A Qualitative Study. İnönü Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi , 18 (3) , 325-333 . DOI: 10.17679/inuefd.344836
MLA YÜKSELİR, C . "Understanding ELT Academics’ Teaching Methods in the United States: A Qualitative Study". İnönü Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi 18 (2017 ): 325-333 <https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/inuefd/issue/31071/344836>
Chicago YÜKSELİR, C . "Understanding ELT Academics’ Teaching Methods in the United States: A Qualitative Study". İnönü Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi 18 (2017 ): 325-333
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ISNAD YÜKSELİR, Ceyhun . "Understanding ELT Academics’ Teaching Methods in the United States: A Qualitative Study". İnönü Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi 18 / 3 (Aralık 2017): 325-333 . https://doi.org/10.17679/inuefd.344836
AMA YÜKSELİR C . Understanding ELT Academics’ Teaching Methods in the United States: A Qualitative Study. inuefd. 2017; 18(3): 325-333.
Vancouver YÜKSELİR C . Understanding ELT Academics’ Teaching Methods in the United States: A Qualitative Study. İnönü Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi. 2017; 18(3): 333-325.