Unravelling the perceptions of English teacher educators on oral communication strategies instructions
- 10.2991/icesshum-19.2019.107How to use a DOI?
- oral communication strategies, English education program, English teacher educators
Studies on oral communication strategies (OCS) in the English language teaching arena have been extensively done (e.g. Abid & Sambouw, 2018; Dornyei, 1995; Jamshidnejad, 2011), with key findings suggesting OCS instruction in the classroom. However, to what extent English teacher educators (TEs), especially in the context of Indonesia, are aware of the instruction and its efficacy remain underexplored. Using a case study approach, the study reported in this paper, therefore, sought to examine the perceptions of several TEs working in an English Education Program on OCS instruction. A semi structured interview technique was chosen to gather data from all TEs teaching speaking and listening classes in a university located in the Province of Gorontalo. Drawing on a thematic analysis method, the results show that although the majority of TEs lacked responses pertaining to OCS instruction on the whole, they recognized the use of certain OCS. The study suggests that some pedagogical implications seeking to facilitate a sustained improvement in the program is of necessity.
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TY - CONF AU - Abid PY - 2019/08 DA - 2019/08 TI - Unravelling the perceptions of English teacher educators on oral communication strategies instructions BT - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Education Social Sciences and Humanities (ICESSHum 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 673 EP - 678 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icesshum-19.2019.107 DO - 10.2991/icesshum-19.2019.107 ID - 2019/08 ER -