Construct Shift of Pre-Service Language Teachers on Globalized English within a Turkish Context


QUALITATIVE REPORT, vol.22, no.1, pp.105-122, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.105-122
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


The leading position of English as a global language has indisputably continued for several decades. This pivotal role has inevitably been influencing English language teaching and teacher education. The number of nonnative English speaking teachers has by far surpassed that of native English speaking teachers. This reality has led us to conduct this particular descriptive study involving Turkish senior pre-service language teachers acting as participants in a training as part of a course (Globalization in ELT), in which we investigated the participants' perceptions towards globalized English regarding common themes in the journal and interview data. The findings revealed that although the majority of participants supported superiority of nativeness and inner circle culture prior to delivery of the course, following the training, their perceptions regarding pre- and post-training constructs displayed a rather different picture. The study has implications for teacher education involving material developers, curriculum designers, instructors, and students.