The Role of Teaching Methodology and Teacher Personality in English Language Teaching

  •  Mishal H. Al Shammari    


Frequently, the roles of teachers of English are thought to be limited to the transmission of content knowledge. The methodologies of teaching language have been classified into strategies such as direct methods and audio-visual methods. Many previous studies have left out motivation which is a strong teaching and learning strategy. This qualitative research depends largely on the critical analysis of acknowledged and established research works pertaining to the importance of teaching methodology and its relationship with the personality of a language teacher. Based on a pragmatic examination of the subject of the research, this study analyzed how teaching methodologies and personality traits help to produce more competent teachers of the English Language. More recently, in the last two decades, more researchers have studied pedagogies with the aim to understand how they help to achieve better motivation in students. This study also concentrated on the personality characteristics of teachers. In particular, it analyzed how teachers can make use of such nuances as personality traits in order to develop an efficient learner-centered approach to language teaching. The present research is an attempt to ascertain and elaborate that teaching methodology must correspond to the teacher’s personality to ensure a successful language learning atmosphere. Conclusively, this study has found out that the significant personality traits which impact language teaching strategies are: being polite with students, equal and fair treatment of all students, giving positive feedback, avoiding sarcasm, and developing engaging and interesting class tasks.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1923-869X
  • ISSN(Online): 1923-8703
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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