Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A.
College of Liberal Arts
John P. Madden
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Keywords and Subject Headings
teacher´s beliefs, grammar, integration, EFL
In 2008, Borg and Burns explored the beliefs of ELT professionals regarding the integration of Grammar in the adult classrooms. Their study comprised the opinions of instructors from different parts of the world, but excluded the Latin American region. This research sought to fill that gap by providing an insight into the region through a sample of 64 EFL professionals in El Salvador. By means of a questionnaire that yielded quantitative and qualitative data, the beliefs of the participants were analyzed. The results of this study showed that the beliefs of the teachers in El Salvador are remarkably similar to those of the original study. Through this research, it was found that teachers greatly favor the integration of grammar with other skills by including it in context. At the same time, teachers’ accounts showed that practical knowledge and experience greatly determine their practices, even over their theoretical knowledge. It is expected that these findings motivate further study in a population that has been highly under-researched so that ELT professionals can inform their practices.
Osorio Naves, Mariel, "Integrating Grammar in Adult TESOL Classrooms in El Salvador" (2017). Culminating Projects in English. 107.