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ELF or EFL: Perceptions, Beliefs, and Teaching Practices of Turkish EFL Teachers


Istanbul University School of Foreign Languages, Istanbul, Turkiye


Department of Foreign Languages Education, İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa Hasan Ali Yücel Faculty of Education, Istanbul, Türkiye

HAYEF: Journal of Education 2023; 20: 240-250
DOI: 10.5152/hayef.2023.23046
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As a result of the internalizaton of English and increasing use of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF), there are rising questions and discussions related to English language teaching pedagogy. In this regard, this qualitative case study investigates English language instructors’ ELF awareness and teaching practices, working at the department of foreign languages of a private university in Istanbul. The data were collected by means of semi-structured interviews conducted with 25 teachers and analyzed through inductive analysis. The analysis of the data revealed the perceptions and beliefs of teachers related to ELF and the implications of ELF in their pedagogical practices. The study provides significant implications for EFL instructors’ teaching practices.

Cite this article as: Yılmaz Şengöz, M., & İnal, D. (2023). ELF or EFL: perceptions, beliefs, and teaching practices of Turkish EFL teachers. HAYEF: Journal of Education, 20(3), 240-250.

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