Abstract

Abstract:

This mixed-method (questionnaires and interviews) study investigated the attitudes towards HKE of teachers of English at different levels of institutes in Hong Kong; the study includes both Local English Teachers (LETs) and Native English Teachers (NETs). By analyzing both qualitative data and quantitative data from 100 questionnaires and 28 individual interviews, it is shown that both NETs and LETs had a generally positive attitude towards HKE although LETs showed a "bi-polar attitude" when it comes to using HKE in class. Results also showed that NETs and LETs had different foci in pronunciation teaching and their teaching may be altered by their attitudes towards HKE. Further research should be done from teachers' perspective because teachers play an influential role in executing teaching plans; their attitudes towards language may affect their students in long term.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2333-7192
Print ISSN
1026-2652
Pages
pp. 85-110
Launched on MUSE
2018-05-04
Open Access
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