Fri, September 07, 12:30 pm
Free Space B (2nd floor)
Kaori Sugita (Waseda University)
Teacher belief is the agent of teachers’ decision making, judgments and behavior. Although recent trends in teacher education have focused on teacher beliefs, relatively little is known about how teacher belief influences teaching pronunciation. In addition, most of these studies have been conducted primarily in ESL settings rather than EFL settings such as Japan. However, the situation is significantly different between these two settings. Therefore, this study examines Japanese EFL teachers’ beliefs on teaching pronunciation and how these were shaped. The results revealed this teachers’ L2 learning experience and teaching experience largely influenced teachers’ unique beliefs and teaching practice.