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|Other Titles:||Teachers’ Perceptions of Teaching Multilevel Classes in Primary School EFL Settings|
Department of English, NTNU
English instruction in many EFL settings is provided by both the public schools and the private sector. In Taiwan, many children start learning English in kindergarten or language schools before attending English class in public schools. However, this can be an additional factor in the creation of multilevel classes in state schools. Dealing with multilevel classes is one of the major challenges for current TEYL (Teaching English to Young Learners) teachers in Taiwan, especially in public primary schools. This study aims to shed light on TEYL teachers’ beliefs and practices concerning primary school children’s English learning and instruction, particularly in cases where the pupils have a wild range of proficiency levels. Ten primary school English teachers were interviewed for this study. The results confirmed that the TEYL teachers are actually dealing with mixed ability pupils in the first year of English instruction in public schools. Though these teachers viewed children’s prior learning experiences as beneficial, they did not mention taking children’s prior knowledge of English into account when preparing or delivering their lessons. Pedagogical implications and suggestions are also provided.
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