Pre-service ELT Teachers’ Perceptions of Characteristicsof Effective Teachers

Çakmak, Melek
Gündüz, Müge
The present study aims to explore the quality of effective teachers from pre-service ELT teachers’ point of view. Both qualitative and quantitative data are collected through survey and interview data collection techniques. Participants in this study are 4th year students (n=192) who are studying in the Department of English Language Teaching in two state universities in Turkey. The quantitative data reveals that being objective, competent and consistent are the most important characteristics of effective teachers according to pre-service teachers. The qualitative data collected for this study also provides a wider perspective emphasizing the importance of creating positive learning environment, getting prepared for lessons and managing classroom. It is hoped that this study contributes to the various groups of professionals including teacher educators, pre-service and in-service teachers and also researchers who conduct studies in the field.
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M. Çakmak and M. Gündüz, “Pre-service ELT Teachers’ Perceptions of Characteristicsof Effective Teachers,” pp. 359–383, 2018, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: