Expectation of Tertiary Students of Bangladesh from ELT Classrooms

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


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.

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