firstname.lastname@example.org, Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi
This paper reports on a study of prospective English language teachers’ perceptions concerning teaching behaviors and attitudes that contribute to effective foreign language teaching and learning. It was designed to identify teacher effectiveness factors according to the perceptions of prospective English language teachers at a university in İzmir, Turkey in the 2016-2017 academic terms. In this descriptive study, the data were collected by means of a questionnaire to which 165 male and female prospective English language teachers responded. Based on current research on foreign language teaching, various teaching behaviors and attitudes of effective foreign language teachers were identified for inclusion on the questionnaire. The results indicate an emerging professional consensus regarding a number of teacher behaviors and attitudes related to foreign language teaching. Various characteristics associated with the ELT were identified, such as stating the aim of the lesson; liking his/her job; keeping students active in the lesson and presenting lesson effectively. The more we know about ELT characteristics, the more likely we are to develop language teacher preparation models that incorporate aspects of relevant language teaching as well as help in establishing standards for evaluating language instruction.
characteristic, effective teacher, prospective English language teachers, teacher education