Expectation of Tertiary Students of Bangladesh from ELT Classrooms

  • Saifa Haque
Keywords: Expectations, ELT, EFL, Learner-centered

Abstract

Expectation influences motivation and performance in Second Language Acquisition (SLA). Students’ expectation also plays a significant role in curriculum development. This paper focuses on the expectations of the students in an English language classroom and how they want to be taught. From a study on 45 students of Stamford University Bangladesh, the researcher tried to find students’ expectations about content, factors behind the expectations and effects of expectations in a language classroom using semi-structured interviews. It was found that students have expectations regarding their course content, teaching-learning style and education management. Several factors such as professional need, education background, social beliefs, personal goals and personality of the students worked behind their expectations and their expectations played a significant role in their classroom behavior and performance.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/nelta.v19i1-2.12080

Journal of NELTA, Vol 19 No. 1-2, December 2014: 56-64

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Author Biography

Saifa Haque

Saifa Haque is currently a lecturer in Department of English, East West University Bangladesh. She holds an M.A. in Applied Linguistics and ELT from University of Dhaka. Previously she worked as a lecturer in Stamford University Bangladesh and as a project coordinator at British Council Bangladesh. Her areas of interest include ELT, materials development and assessment.

Published
2015-02-10
How to Cite
Haque, S. (2015). Expectation of Tertiary Students of Bangladesh from ELT Classrooms. Journal of NELTA, 19(1-2), 56-64. https://doi.org/10.3126/nelta.v19i1-2.12080
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