Beliefs about English Language Learning Held by EFL Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers in Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Athithouthay Chatouphonexay, Channarong Intaraprasert


The present investigation aims to explore the existence of similarities and differences of beliefs about English Language learning held by EFL pre-service and in-service teachers in Lao P.D.R. A total of 962 pre-service teachers and 129 in-service teachers from 3 universities and 8 Teachers’ Training Colleges were involved in this study. Two questionnaires were used to collect the data. Chi-square (x2) tests were used to analyze the quantitative data from both pre-service teachers’ and in-service teachers’ questionnaires. The results of the chi-square (x2) tests revealed that 13 out of 39 items of beliefs varied significantly between pre-service and in-service teachers.

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English Language Teaching       ISSN 1916-4742 (Print)   ISSN  1916-4750 (Online)

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