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Title: Understanding Teacher Efficacy to Teach English for Specific Purposes
Authors: Nguyen, Thanh Nga
Ngo, Dung Nga
Keywords: Teacher efficacy;English for specific purposes;Professional development;Vietnamese context
Issue Date: 2017-08
Publisher: English Language Education Publishing
Abstract: This paper examines in-service teachers’ efficacy to teach English for specific purposes (ESP) by exploring their perceived challenges and how they approached the issues in teaching English for specific purposes in Vietnamese contexts. Interview data with twenty in-service English as foreign language (EFL) teachers at four educational institutions in Hanoi (Vietnam) revealed that although the teachers had different educational backgrounds, they thought they were in disadvantageous positions to teach ESP. Their levels of efficacy were very low. Schoolcharacteristics (the socio-cultural context) and teachers’ beliefs about ESP were clearly seen as the most influential factors on their low levels of efficacy. This paper also presents the implications and recommendations of these findings for educational policy and further research.
Description: Asian EFL Journal 2017
ISSN: 1738-1460
Language: en
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