New Perspectives in Science Education

Edition 14

Accepted Abstracts

Investigating Moroccan English Language Teachers’ Awareness and Application of NLP Technologies at the University Level

Meryem Aherrahrou, University of Moulay Ismail, School of Arts and Humanities (Morocco)

Jamal Koubali, University of Sultan Moulay Slimane, School of Arts and Humanities (Morocco)

Driss Ridouani, University of Moulay Ismail, School of Arts and Humanities (Morocco)

Abstract

The major aim of this paper is to investigate Moroccan English Language teachers’ awareness and application of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) technologies in the context of English Language Teaching (ELT) in four English departments in Morocco. To meet this end, 45 English language teachers were randomly selected to participate in this work. Our results on teachers’ awareness of NLP showed that a considerable number of respondents are not aware and familiar with the term of NLP. Thus (53.3 %) of them reported they have heard of the term NLP but they don’t not know how to define it; this study also found that only one female teacher out of 45 teachers who is familiar with NLP. Therefore, big number of Moroccan teachers (64.4%) indicated that they have no contact with NLP. However, results analysis on Moroccan English Language teachers’ interest on NLP training showed that more than half of the participants (73.3 %) are eager to attend such training to increase their knowledge on NLP. Obtained findings on NLP application in ELT practice revealed that majority of the participants of this present study do apply certain NLP technologies in their teaching process despite the fact that they are not aware of it. Taken together, our results of teachers’ demographics and NLP factors showed no significant correlation between age, teaching experience, degree, place of work and the use of NLP. More researches are needed on the effect of NLP on enhancing academic achievement of undergraduate students of the English department.

Keywords: NLP, awareness, application, ELT, English department; 

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