Merhaba Misafir

Strengthening English language teaching in rural schools through the role-playing: Teachers’ motivations


This research examines the English language teachers’ motivations related to the usage of role-playing on English language practice in rural secondary schools in Ecuador. The sample consists of 45 English language teachers who work in public schools located in the rural and urban areas of the province of Manabi. A mixture of qualitative and quantitative research approaches is applied to analyze teachers’ motivations about using role-plays in English classes and analyze the relationships between teaching motivations and the factors: Teachers’ gender and work location. The instruments are (1) focus group guide to collect participants' voices about the language practice at schools, and the (2) Likert questionnaire created by the research team, titled: Teachers' perceptions about role-play contribution on the foreign language acquisition process. The statistical analyses showed significant relationships between teachers’ perceptions and the factors in gender and work location. It is concluded that English teachers, both female and male from rural and urban locations in Ecuador, are highly motivated to use role-play in secondary schools as a teaching strategy, in spite of the demand of extra time and energy required because it promotes in teachers and students the collaborative and creative learning; and improves their confidence to express their ideas and feelings using English as a foreign language.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : International Journal of Educational Methodology
  • Yıl : 2019
  • DOI : 10.12973/ijem.5.2.289
  • Cilt : 5
  • ISSN : 2469-9632
  • Sayı : 2
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 289-303
  • IO Kayıt No : 93164
  • Yayıncı : TAY Yayınları