Teachers’ Perceptions Towards BEC Exams in Russia: A Qualitative Study
Humanities. HUM. Basic Research Programme , 2015. No. WP BRP 114/HUM/2015 .
Antineskul O. L., Sheveleva M. S.
This is a qualitative study of teachers’ attitudes to the content of, and preparation for, BEC exams, which was conducted at the Cambridge Exam Preparation Center in Perm, Russia. Purposive criterion sampling was used to select research participants, who were asked to take part in face-to-face in-depth semi-structured interviews. Overall, the teachers show a positive attitude to BEC at different exam levels. Teaching for BEC proves to be motivational as goal-oriented teaching tends to be more rewarding. The teachers generally recognize that while preparing students for BEC exams they have an opportunity for professional development, namely, in terms of systematic enrichment of Business English vocabulary. The respondents also demonstrate a positive attitude to teaching new content, and acknowledge that teaching for BEC has a positive effect on their university teaching in general because of the relevance of the course to the main curriculum, and its balanced format. The teachers recognize that preparation for BEC exams will be useful for students in their future professional life and are of the opinion that the exam preparation center contributes substantially to improving the University's reputation overall.
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