Investigating ESP Instructors’ Beliefs and Attitudes and Their Classroom Practices

Yousef Rajabi

Abstract


This study was an attempt to examine Iranian ESP teachers’ beliefs and their ties with classroom practices. To do so through convenient sampling, twenty five ESP teachers teaching English for specific purposes in different disciplines such as Chemistry, Accounting, Mathematics, and Law at Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah branch, in Kermanshah city, Kermanshah, Iran participated in this study. Since the participants' gender was not among the aims of this study, its probable effects were controlled. In order for the data to be as reliable and valid as possible, the participants were interviewed and asked to fill in the questionnaire at times when they had free time.  The researcher had the teachers fill in the questionnaire. Then, they were interviewed in their free times most often outside the university. The findings of the study revealed that there was no relationship between ESP teachers’ beliefs on their teaching practices in the classroom.


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English for specific purposes, teachers' beliefs, Classroom practices

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