Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Vol.6. No.2 June 2015                                               Pp. 154 –161

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Perceptions of Libyan English Language Teachers towards Teaching the Target Culture 

Khadeja M. Ahmed
Department of English, Faculty of Arts, Sebha University
Sebha, Libya



This study examines the perceptions of 20 Libyan teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL) at Sebha University towards teaching EFL culture inside Libyan EFL classrooms. It seeks to find out whether Libyan EFL teachers hold positive attitudes towards the use of the target language culture as oppose to the students’ first language (L1) or not. In this study, a quantitative approach was used. The participants were asked to give their responses to a total of 7 multiple choice questions on Likert scale. The responses of the participants were analysed using descriptive statistics of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). The results of the study showed that the majority of the participants hold positive attitudes towards the integration of EFL culture in teaching English language in Libya.
Keywords: attitudes, culture, EFL, English teachers, Libyan

Cite as: Ahmed,  K.  M. (2015). Perceptions of Libyan English Language Teachers towards Teaching the Target Culture.
Arab World English Journal, 8 (1).


Khadeja M. Ahmed: I hold an MA in Linguistics from Florida International University, USA. I
currently work as a lecturer at the Department of English, Sebha University, Libya. Research interests
include language processing, phonological analysis, foreign language teaching/learning, discourse
analysis and sociolinguistics. Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Discourse Analysis. I have
published a number of articles in different journals.