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Korean Journal of General Education 2016;10(3):13-38.
Published online September 30, 2016.
Learner Perception and Attitude toward Three Types of Coaching Instruction in Liberal Arts English Education
Jae Kyung Kim, Eun Joo Moon
교양영어 과목에서의 세 가지 코칭교수법에 대한 학습자의 인식과 태도 연구
김재경, 문은주
Abstract
This study examines EFL learners’ perception and attitude toward three types of coaching (self-coaching, peer-coaching, and teacher-coaching) on enhancing college students English ability. The participants of coaching instruction were 57 university students enrolled in English classes. The treatments lasted for 8 weeks from Week 3 through Week 11 except mid-term exam, Week 8. The researchers observed the learners’ reaction and attitude and kept journals. A questionnaire survey was administered in Week 11 to find out the learners’ opinions about coaching instruction in terms of interest and perceived effectiveness. In addition, twenty participants from the two treatment groups were interviewed to recognize the participants’ opinions about three types of coaching. The analysis of the results showed that the learners’ attitude became more active and positive after coaching. Furthermore, the learners reported that coaching instruction was helpful in enhancing their motivation and learning performance. The result of interview showed that three types of coaching had a large number of advantages and disadvantages. The overall results of this study indicate that coaching instruction has beneficial effects in EFL learning to promote learners’ motivation as well as their performance.
Key Words: Coaching Instruction, Self-Coaching, Peer-Coaching, Teacher-Coaching, Learning Interest, Learning Effect, Self-directed Learning


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