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Perceptions from ESL Teachers Across Canada
Perceptions from ESL Teachers Across Canada: A National Survey of the English Second Language (ESL) Teaching Profession. Leif French and Laura Collins, 2011.
The challenges underlying English Second Language (ESL) teaching have not been widely investigated in Canada. Consequently, in 2010, the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT) and Heritage Canada jointly funded a national survey project that investigated the diverse challenges faced by ESL teachers working in schools across Canada. In March 2010, in-service ESL teachers teaching in provincially-recognized ESL programs in K-12 private and public schools across Canada were invited to participate in an online survey. The survey questionnaire consisted of 64 questions (e.g., likert-scale, multiple-choice and open-ended items) in which teachers were asked to provide information about the following key areas of their profession: support form key stakeholders, major challenges, teaching resources, job satisfaction and professional development.
This report presents the results of key questions for ESL teachers such as managing classes where students present various competency levels in ESL, special classes, student motivation and a lot more.
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