Investigating Medical Students’ Perspectives toward University Teachers’ Talking Features in English as a Foreign Language Context in Urmia, Iran
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Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst, Musik / Englische Sprachwissenschaft / Literaturwissenschaft
Scientific Study from the year 2018 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, Urmia University (Urmia University of Medical Sciences), course: English Teaching, language: English, abstract: This study aimed to investigate medical students’ attitudes toward some teachers’ talking features regarding their gender in Iranian context. To do so, 60 male and 60 female medical students of Urmia University of Medical Sciences (UMSU) participated in the research. A researcher made Likert-type questionnaire which was initially piloted was used to gather the data. Comparing the four different factors regarding the features of teacher talk, it was revealed that visual and extra-linguistic information factor, lexical and syntactic familiarity, speed of speech, and the use of Persian language had the highest to the lowest mean score, respectively. It was also indicated that female students rather than male students were significantly more in favor of speed of speech and lexical and syntactic familiarity.
university, context, students’, perspectives, features, medical, foreign, teachers’, english, talking, investigating, iran, urmia, language