CHARACTERISTICS OF AN EFFECTIVE EFL TEACHER: PERSPECTIVES OF SLOVAK EFL STUDENTS AND TEACHERS

Renáta Tarajová, Rastislav Metruk

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Teachers, scholars, and researchers have always been interested in examining the qualities of good and effective teaching and this type of investigation appears to be beneficial for both EFL teachers and learners. In line with those investigations, this study attempts to explore the Slovak EFL students’ and teachers’ perceptions of an effective EFL teacher. To achieve the research objectives, a convenient sample of Slovak EFL students (n = 45) and teachers (n = 32) were employed. An open-ended question questionnaire was created and distributed in order to gather the data. The research results indicate that there exists some agreement between the two targeted groups, but also some discrepancies between the students and teachers as regards their perception of effective EFL teaching. Further investigation into this is necessary to shed more light on this matter.

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EFL teacher, EFL student, effective language teacher, student and teacher perspective

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejes.v7i12.3419

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