Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume.7 Number.2 June, 2016                                         Pp. 380-393

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol7no2.26

 Abstract PDF 

 Full Paper PDF

 

Teaching Large Classes: What are the Beliefs of Yarmouk University Instructors?

Manar M. Asqalan|
Yarmouk University, Language Center, Irbid, Jordan

Dima Hijazi
Yarmouk University, Language Center, Irbid, Jordan

Amal Al Natour
Yarmouk University, Language Center, Irbid, Jordan

  

Abstract:
The aim of this study is to investigate the beliefs of Yarmouk University instructors regarding teaching EFL to large classes. The researchers distributed a questionnaire to 22 instructors at the Language Center.  The questions mainly concerned the issues of teaching environment of large classes and instructors’ performance in such classes. The results show that instructors’ beliefs towards teaching large classes are medium in general and assert that teaching large classes is a problematic area. Moreover, they show that instructors’ beliefs towards their performance are high despite the difficulties they encounter. In addition, they show that there are statistically significant differences in their beliefs towards the teaching environment due to gender in favor to females. Lastly, the results show that there are statistically significant differences in their beliefs towards their performance in the classroom due to educational level in favor to PhD holders. The researchers recommend conducting further research in class size context.
Keywords: EFL, Jordan, large class, teachers’ beliefs, university education

Cite as: Asqalan, M.M., Hijazi, D. , & Al Natour, A.   (2016). Teaching Large Classes: What are the Beliefs of Yarmouk University Instructors?.  Arab World English Journal,7 (2).
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol7no2.26

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on tumblr
Tumblr
Share on reddit
Reddit
Share on email
Email
Share on stumbleupon
StumbleUpon
Share on digg
Digg
https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol7no2.26
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on tumblr
Share on digg
Share on email
Share on reddit
Share on stumbleupon
Share on vk

Manar M. Asqalan is an instructor at Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan where she has been
teaching courses in English as a second language to undergraduate students for fifteen years. She
has a master’s degree in translation. She is interested in research on major issues concerning
English as a second language.