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ERIC Number: EJ1216929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2354-2160
Effect of Team Teaching and Being the Teacher Native or Non-Native on EFL Students' English Language Proficiency
Baniabdelrahman, Abdallah
African Educational Research Journal, v1 n2 p85-95 Jul 2013
This study attempted to investigate the effect of the use of co-teaching, being the teacher native or nonnative, and the students' language proficiency level on first year university students' achievement in English. The sample of the study consisted of twelve male students' classroom sections, four sections of level one, four sections of level three and four sections of level six. The same number of sections was chosen from the female students classes in the second semester of the academic year 2012/2013. Then, one male and one female sections of each level were taught by two native teachers; two were taught by non-native teachers, two sections were taught by one native and one non-native teachers, and two sections were taught by single teachers. An English language proficiency test, which its validity and reliability were established, was used twice as a pre and post test. The results of the study did not reveal significant differences between the male and female students' mean scores except in level one. They also revealed that co-teaching, in general, resulted in achieving higher improvement in the students mean scores in comparisons with the students who were taught by a single teacher regardless of the students' gender and level of English language proficiency. They also revealed that a combination between a native and a non-native teacher resulted in better achievement in the students mean scores in comparisons with the students who were taught by a single teacher, two native teachers, or by two non-native teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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