Language Matters Series with Dr. Azza Ahmad
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012, 3-4 pm Texas Union Lone Star room, 3.208
Posted: October 16, 2012
Learner's Perceptions of Characteristics of Effective Language Teachers
In this era of standards and accountability, the criteria for effective teaching has constituted a serious educational question. If educators and researchers are to under- stand the various dimensions of teacher effectiveness, it would seem felicitous to take students’ viewpoints into consideration. This presentation is based on the findings of a research study designed to explore the language learning experiences of college stu- dents. The study represented an attempt to provide language learners a voice in express- ing their perceptions of their language teach- ers through reflecting upon their language learning experiences in relation to their moti- vation. Two major findings will be discussed in this presentation:
What did language learners consider to be the most important characteristics that a language teacher should have?
- What are their perceptions of the nature of their best language learning experiences?