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Novice and Experienced Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

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Horvatić, Zoran. (2017). Novice and Experienced Teachers of English as a Foreign Language. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of English Language and Literature
Department of Pedagogy. [mentor Letica Krevelj, Stela and Kolak, Ante].

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to analyse whether there are any differences between novice and experienced teachers of English as a foreign language in the methods and techniques that they use in their classroom. The sample for the study consisted of 30 teachers – 15 novice and 15 experienced. The instrument used was a questionnaire which consisted of 36 statements that are related to various language teaching methods presented in Diane Larsen-Freeman’s “Techniques and principles in language teaching” (2000). The results showed that there were not many differences between novice and experienced teachers regarding the methods and techniques they used. The results showed that both groups of teachers use various methods and techniques in their classrooms. Novice teachers seemed to use the traditional Grammar Translation method techniques relatively more, while experienced teachers incorporated Cooperative learning and Participatory approach techniques more. Since the teachers who participated in our study did not clearly prefer any method, it might be safe to assume that the eclectic approach seems to be the standard, at least according to the teachers’ reports.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: novice teacher, experienced teacher, teaching methods, expertise, teaching techniques
Subjects: English language and literature
Pedagogija
Departments: Department of English Language and Literature
Department of Pedagogy
Supervisor: Letica Krevelj, Stela and Kolak, Ante
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2017 11:41
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2017 11:41
URI: http://darhiv.ffzg.unizg.hr/id/eprint/9168

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