Automaticity Level of Language Performance in Iranian English Language Teachers

Automaticity Level of Language Performance in Iranian English Language Teachers

Hashamdar, M., & Shahhosseini, H. (2017).
 
Abstract:
The present study attempted to reveal whether Iranian English teachers would reach automatic level of language performance. A total of 30 teachers at different language institutes in Bushehr, Iran as EFL teachers took part in this study. The purpose of this study was to determine automaticity level of English teachers in language performance. The outcomes of this study showed that 44% of English teachers had automatic level in language performance and 56% of English teachers did not have automatic level in language performance. Also, the results of this study showed that the main reason of non automaticity in Iranian English Teachers was the lack of interest to use English in unfamiliar questions that was about 24%. The results of the study revealed that Iranian EFL Teachers did not reach automatic level of language performance and they used Persian in unfamiliar questions.