An Investigation into EFL In-Service Teachers’ Beliefs toward Teaching Methodologies

Musa Farmanlu, Seyed Jalal Abdolmanafi-Rokni


The present study was an attempt to investigate the EFL in-service teachers’ beliefs toward teaching methodologies and its possible relationship with age and gender. To achieve this aim, a questionnaire consisting of individual background and beliefs toward English teaching methodologies (the Audiolingual Method and Communicative Language Teaching) designed by Chen (2005) was employed. It was given to 252 in-service English teachers (136 female, 116 male) working as English teachers in the educational department and institutes. The findings showed that the EFL in-service teachers considerably preferred CLT to the Audiolingual Method. Moreover, the results showed that the male and female teachers had equal methodology and the level of methodology is not different in different age groups. The information provided in the present research can be helpful for teachers, policy holders of institutes and material developers. This study has also some implications for the researchers interested in teacher’s education studies.

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