Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 14. Number 1 March 2023                                             Pp. 316-333

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Essential Traits of Influential Professors in Virtual Teaching from EFLLs’ Perspectives

Hanan Dhia Akef Alsalihi
English Department, College of Education for Women
Baghdad University, Baghdad,  Iraq


Received:12/28/20222          Accepted:03/10/2023            Published: 03/24/2023

There are numerous ways to define the traits of influential professors, including behavior (such as warmth, civility, and clarity), knowledge (of subject matter and students), and beliefs, among many others. According to research; influential teaching can also defined as the capacity to improve student achievement. This; is only one way to express effectiveness, as stated. However; the preferred definition of high-quality teaching in the United States and many other countries is teacher effects on student achievement. Therefore; this study aimed to determine the characteristics of influential professors in Online Teaching at the English department. This study; believed to be significant for college professors who will show them how learners see successful professors and what characteristics they would like their professors to enjoy. This study contributes to the understanding of what students expect from their professors and will assist future EFL instructors in comprehending what students believe is expected of them. The findings of the present research showed that there are many essential traits of influential professors in virtual teaching as stated by their students such as: being positive, teaching English to be used in and out of the virtual classrooms, enjoying online teaching, being flexible, punctual, etc.
Keywords: English as a foreign language learner, essential traits, influential professors, EFLLs perspectives, virtual teaching

Cite as:  Alsalihi, H. D. A.  (2023).  Essential Traits of Influential Professors in Virtual Teaching from EFLLs’ PerspectivesArab World English Journal, 14 (1) 316-333.


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Received: 12/28/20222
Accepted: 03/10/2023  
Published: 03/24/2023   

Hanan Dhia Akef Alsalihi, a Ph.D. holder at (2013) in ELT Methodology and Curriculum, fields of interest:  Practicum, Assessment, ELT Methodology, Learning styles and strategies, Language Learning Skills, Techniques, Traits, Characteristics, and Evaluation. An academic faculty member at the department of English/College of Education for Women/University of Baghdad/ Iraq-Baghdad since 2009.