The Language Awareness of Finnish and German EFL Senior High School Learners and Student Teachers Regarding English Grammar and Its Teaching

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Penttinen , E M , Bötger , H & Behning , J 2019 , ' The Language Awareness of Finnish and German EFL Senior High School Learners and Student Teachers Regarding English Grammar and Its Teaching ' , International journal of English language teaching , vol. 6 , no. 2 , pp. 1-12 . https://doi.org/10.5430/ijelt.v6n2p1

Title: The Language Awareness of Finnish and German EFL Senior High School Learners and Student Teachers Regarding English Grammar and Its Teaching
Author: Penttinen, Esa M.; Bötger, Heiner; Behning, Jens
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Teacher Education
Date: 2019-07-02
Language: eng
Number of pages: 12
Belongs to series: International journal of English language teaching
ISSN: 2329-7913
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/312378
Abstract: The aim of this study is to examine and contrast the language awareness of Finnish and German EFL senior high school students and student teachers regarding aspects of English grammar and its teaching. Data was collected from Finland and Germany during the academic school years of 2015–16 and 2016–17. It consists of the responses to twosurvey questions of 1st year EFL senior high school students (n = 200 from Finland, n = 200 from Germany) andstudent teachers (n = 118 from Finland, n = 118 from Germany). The study utilizes both qualitative (content analysis) and quantitative (frequencies, percentages, cross tabulation [χ2-test]) research methods. The results show that the subjects’ awareness of English grammar and its teaching was mainly based on intuitive, implicit knowledge. It was difficult for both senior high school learners and student teachers to build a cognitive understanding that would increase their awareness of English grammar, and, as a result of this, its teaching, and respectively their grammar-related didactical competences.
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