Pre-service EFL Teachers' Expectations, Needs, and Challenges in a Language Learning and Technology Course

Munassir Alhamami, Hassan Costello
2019 Journal of Language Teaching and Research  
This study contributes to and expands the existing body of knowledge on the subject by examining the needs, expectations, and challenged by pre-service English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers in a language learning and technology (LL&T) course. This study was conducted in a Bachelor of Arts program at a Saudi university. Research results are based on a qualitative survey utilising open-ended questions. The purposes of the questionnaire were to explore instructor: Expectations, needs,
more » ... tions, needs, experiences, preferred technology, challenges, and suggestions. The survey sample size was 79 pre-service EFL teachers, and the survey period spanned two consecutive semesters. The results of the research indicate that each of the foregoing are important factors in the quality of technology-based pre-service EFL teachers training courses. See supra. The study also suggests that several important issues might easily be overlooked in course syllabus development and material usage.
doi:10.17507/jltr.1003.23 fatcat:wycieph5q5fjboh5z3wmpdmdxu