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Journal:   JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION STUDIES   FALL 2011 , Volume 44 , Number 3; Page(s) 51 To 81.
 
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FACTORS BEHIND INEFFICIENCY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING IN IRANIAN PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM AND A COMPARISON BETWEEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND PRIVATE LANGUAGE INSTITUTES

 
 
Author(s):  KALANTARI REZA, GHOLAMI JAVAD
 
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Abstract: 

Teaching English in public schools in Iran lasts 10 hours a week in junior high schools and 11 unit credits at high schools. Numerous research studies investigating English teaching in the public education system have unanimously confirmed inadequacy of public schools. This study investigated factors behind inefficiency of English language teaching in Iranian public educational system and made a comparison between public schools and private language institutes. As a descriptive study, the research sample included 270 junior and senior high school male and female English teachers, who were selected through a cluster sampling. Meanwhile, teaching methods of 64 English teachers from private institutes and public schools were observed. Moreover, language learning standards of 32 private institutes and 32 public schools were accounted for through a questionnaire. The Cronbach alpha for the questionnaires was 0.91 and 0.85, and 0.90 for the checklist. The results of one sample t-test indicated that curriculum content, use of technology, teacher interest, sociocultural factors, teacher training, students’ cooperation, student-teacher interaction, classroom management, teaching methods, evaluation, teaching skills, and lack of extracurricular activities had different effects on the inefficiency of teaching English at public educational system. The analysis of the t-test of classroom observation through the checklist showed that there was significant difference as to classroom context, teacher motivation, using realia, students’ factors and the methods of evaluation between these two groups, although the study did not find a significant discrepancy between private language institutes and public schools as far as teachers’ proficiencies were concerned. The findings of this study are very insightful in helping policy makers and EFL teachers in public schools to make a constructive transition towards implementing the English teaching criteria that are well honored in private language institutes.

 
Keyword(s): INEFFICIENCY, ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING, PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM, PRIVATE LANGUAGE INSTITUTES
 
 
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APA: Copy

KALANTARI, R., & GHOLAMI, J. (2011). FACTORS BEHIND INEFFICIENCY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING IN IRANIAN PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM AND A COMPARISON BETWEEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND PRIVATE LANGUAGE INSTITUTES. JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION STUDIES, 44(3), 51-81. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=501507



Vancouver: Copy

KALANTARI REZA, GHOLAMI JAVAD. FACTORS BEHIND INEFFICIENCY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING IN IRANIAN PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM AND A COMPARISON BETWEEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND PRIVATE LANGUAGE INSTITUTES. JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION STUDIES. 2011 [cited 2021October27];44(3):51-81. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=501507



IEEE: Copy

KALANTARI, R., GHOLAMI, J., 2011. FACTORS BEHIND INEFFICIENCY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING IN IRANIAN PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM AND A COMPARISON BETWEEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND PRIVATE LANGUAGE INSTITUTES. JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION STUDIES, [online] 44(3), pp.51-81. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=501507.



 
 
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