A Study of Linguistic Insecurity among Turkish Teachers of English

Giti Ehtesham Daftari


This study was designed in order to investigate some aspects of the linguistic insecurity of Turkish EFL teachers and its possible sources. In the light of these aims, the study was conducted with 152 Turkish teachers at different language institutes during fall semester of 2015-2016 academic year. The study was conducted in a twelve week period and the data were collected through a questionnaire. Although the results revealed that Turkish EFL teachers experienced a low level of linguistic insecurity in their classrooms, it was found that teaching pronunciation, low level of target language proficiency and low level of knowledge on culture of target language are linguistic insecurity provoking factors.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijele.v4i2.9874


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