Overseas Language Learning Experience: Student Beliefs About Their Teachers' Qualifications

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Title: Overseas Language Learning Experience: Student Beliefs About Their Teachers' Qualifications
Author: Bailey, Frank Bradford
Abstract: This study investigates ESL student beliefs about ESL teachers' overseas experience (OE ) , language learning experience (LLE ) , and overseas language learning experience (OLLE ) , the combination of the two , as well as student attitudes toward native -English -speaking teachers . Data is gathered via an online survey from students of university or college -affiliated Intensive English Progams in the United States . The results show that respondents consider OE and LLE to be important experiences for ESL teachers , and strongly prefer native -english -speaking teachers , although non -native -english -speaking teachers have both OE and LLE . Results suggest that OLLE may be considered a separate factor , but sample size was too small to confirm this . The author suggests that a larger sample and improved questions could more clearly delineate these beliefs , and that non -native -English -speaking teachers should inform ESL programs and students and about the advantages they can offer as a part of the teaching team .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /202
Date: 2007-08-23

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Overseas Language Learning Experience: Student Beliefs About Their Teachers' Qualifications. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /202 .

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