Teaching oral English in higher education: challenges to EFL teachers

Zan Chen, Christine Goh
  • Teaching in Higher Education, June 2011, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/13562517.2010.546527

Challenges in EFL speaking instruction

What is it about?

This is article reports empirical research on Chinese EFL teachers' experience with teaching oral skills and discusses implications for teacher education.

Why is it important?

This study is one of very few published studies on EFL teachers' attempts and experience in teaching spoken English skills in China, the country with the biggest EFL learner population in the world.Teacher educators, researchers and graduate students will find the results relevant to your work and your understanding of unique teacher characteristics and the EFL context in China.This study involved 331 teachers from 44 universities in over 20 cities using a rigorously validated instrument.

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