Bridging the Gap Between the Real and the Ideal English Teacher in Romanian Technical Higher
The current study capitalizes on previous research regarding the English teacher’s profile as outlined by Romanian college schoolchildren and engineering students. This extensive study aims to line up engineering students’ expectations of their English teacher with the requirements of the English teacher profession in Romanian technical higher education. What is the current English teacher like in technical higher education? What are their main characteristics likely to ensure the students’ appreciation? What makes it an ideal English teacher in technical higher education? How big is the gap between the real and ideal teacher profiles? Does the profile of the real English teacher meet the requirements of this profession in technical higher education? The characteristics of an ideal English language teacher have proved of keen interest internationally. Nevertheless, few relevant studies have been conducted on this topic in Romanian technical education from a student perspective. Hence, the growing need to outline a profile of the ideal English language teacher as perceived by Romanian engineering students.
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