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Exploring Teachers� Beliefs on the Teaching of English in English Language Courses in Indonesia

Floris, Flora Debora (2013) Exploring Teachers� Beliefs on the Teaching of English in English Language Courses in Indonesia. Philippine ESL Journal, 11 (July). pp. 4-24. ISSN 1718 - 2298

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      Abstract

      This article examines how teachers of language courses in Sidoarjo Indonesia perceive the notion of English as an International Language in terms of (1) the native speaker/non native speaker dichotomy, (2) teaching materials used, and (3) the use of the students‟ mother tongue (Indonesian). The data were collected using questionnaires, in-depth interviews and classroom observations. In general, though the participants still preferred native speakers to teach speaking classes, they all agreed that educational background and teaching skills should be the determining factor of what constitutes a good teacher. Another finding was that the participants preferred to use materials published in the inner circle countries. Concerning the language used in the classrooms, it was found that all participants use Indonesian and English in their speaking and grammar classes. Based on the findings of the study, some recommendations were formulated and provided at the end of the article.

      Item Type: Article
      Additional Information: Artikel terpublikasi pada tahun 2013 -- dan diupload saat ini utk kepentingan pengurusan Jabatan Fungsional (KUM Kopertis)
      Uncontrolled Keywords: teachers beliefs, language courses, English as an international language, native speaker, non native speaker, teaching materials, students mother tongue
      Subjects: L Education
      Divisions: Faculty of Letter > English Department
      Depositing User: Admin
      Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2015 17:44
      Last Modified: 17 Sep 2015 13:01
      URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/17120

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