AN INVESTIGATION OF TURKISH EFL TEACHERS’ PERCEPTION OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY

Authors

  • Ilgın Mirici Bilkent University

Keywords:

EFL teachers, teacher perceptions, cultural diversity, EFL classes

Abstract

The study aimed to investigate the EFL teachers’ perceptions of the cultural diversity in Turkey, and to put forward some practical suggestions in order to eradicate some possible problems related to developing intercultural competence, which is one of the target competences in language classes. In the study, survey method was used based on quantitative data. The data were collected via “The Questionnaire of Perception about Cultural Diversity”, adopted from Bandura and Sercu (2005), and administered as a Google document in distance. The participants were composed of randomly accessed 7 EFL teachers (2 males, and 5 females). In the data analysis of the data descriptive statistics was used. The results showed that the participant EFL teachers agreed on the importance of teaching cultural diversity in their classes.

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Published

2021-03-31