Department of Foreign Languages, Kerman Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kerman, Iran
The present study pursued the purpose of identifying some of the unique and effective characteristics of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers as perceived by Iranian EFL learners and teachers. To this end, 40 Iranian EFL teachers and 120 EFL learners voluntarily participated in this study. Data were collected by means of a questionnaire and so the teachers` and the learners` answers on different unique characteristics of EFL teachers were analyzed in order to compare the similarities and differences and their perceptual matches and mismatches. The findings have provided evidence that there are specific characteristics of EFL teachers that distinguish them and their work from their counterparts in other teaching domains. This study sheds more light on the language teacher education and can help teachers to gain a better understanding of how EFL teachers are, and provide more explanations about the uniqueness of EFL teachers.
The above abstract is part of the article which was accepted at The First International Conference on Current Issues of Languages, Dialects and Linguistics (WWW.LLLD.IR) & The Third National Conference on English Studies and Linguistics (WWW.ELTL.IR) , 2-3 February 2017 , Iran-Ahwaz.