The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of English language (EL) practices within schools participating in English in Action (EIA) from the point of view of both the teachers and the students.
The first part of the study focused on primary and secondary teachers’:
- Perceptions of their practices in teaching English;
- Attitudes to the communicative language teaching (CLT) approaches being promoted through EIA;
- Perceptions of their students’ responses to these approaches;
- Opinions of the general usefulness of the EIA programme.
The second part of the study explored primary and secondary students:
- Current experience in English lessons in EIA intervention schools;
- Perceptions and attitudes to EL and learning English.
The Perceptions Study 2013 is a repeat of the study of the pilot EIA programme (Cohort 1), carried out in 2010. In addition to understanding the views of the current cohort (Cohort 2), one aim was to see the extent to which there are any changes from Cohort 1 to 2.
Perez-Gore, I.; McCormick, R.; Burton, S.; Siddique, M.A. Perceptions of English Language Learning and Teaching among Primary and Secondary Teachers and Students Participating in English in Action: Second Cohort (2013). English in Action (EIA), Dhaka, Bangladesh (2014) 107 pp.