الممارسات اللّغويّة
Volume 9, Numéro 1, Pages 264-295

Project Work As An Integrated Approach To Teaching Language, Content, And Skills In Efl Textbooks (a Survey Of The Algerian Middle School Efl Teachers’ Perceptions)

Authors : Fedoul/abdellaoui Malika .

Abstract

Abstract This study is a survey of the Algerian middle school EFL teachers’ perceptions of project work as an integrated approach to EFL teaching and learning. It aims to evaluate: one, teachers’ perceptions of the integration of language, content and skills through project work in the Algerian middle school EFL textbooks, namely, Spotlight on English One (2003), Spotlight on English Two (2004), Spotlight on English Three (2006), and On the Move (2006). Two, evaluate the participants’ perceptions of the integration of language, content and skills through project work with beginner/low level EFL learners. To conduct the study, a questionnaire was handed to 60 Algerian middle school EFL teachers belonging to 22 schools in the Wilaya of Tizi-Ouzou. Mixed-methods research, combing qualitative and quantitative methods, has been used to collect and analyse data. The results of the analysis reveal that while the participants have negative perceptions towards project works proposed in the textbooks, they perceive positively project work as a teaching methodology for beginner/low level EFL learners. Yet, the majority of the teachers (80%) do not consider project work as an appropriate methodology to teach the English language for these categories of EFL learners.

Keywords

Key words: Project Work; Teachers' Perceptions; Integrated Approach; Algerian EFL Education; Tizi-Ouzou Middle Schools