ELF or EFL: Perceptions, Beliefs, and Teaching Practices of Turkish EFL Teachers

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Yılmaz Şengöz M., İnal D.

Hayef:journal of education (Online), vol.20, no.3, pp.240-250, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/hayef.2023.23046
  • Journal Name: Hayef:journal of education (Online)
  • Journal Indexes: EBSCO Education Source, ERIHPlus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM), Education Index (EI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.240-250
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


As a result of the internalization of English and increasing use of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF), there are rising questions and discussions related to English language teaching pedagogy. In this regard, this qualitative case study investigates English language instructors’ ELF awareness and teaching practices, working at the department of foreign languages of a private university in Istanbul. The data were collected by means of semi-structured interviews conducted with 25 teachers and analyzed through inductive analysis. The analysis of the data revealed the perceptions and beliefs of teachers related to ELF and the implications of ELF in their pedagogical practices. The study provides significant implications for EFL instructors’ teaching practices.
Keywords: English as a Lingua Franca (ELF), Global Englishes, English as a Foreign Language (EFL), EFL Teachers, ELF perspective in English Language Teaching (ELT)