Natasha Rajabieslami, Dr.
Community College of Qatar
Much of Natasha's teaching experience has been gained in the Gulf countries. She is interested in the process of identity formation and adaptation for both TESOL practitioners and language learners in multicultural contexts or contact zones.
What topic is culturally appropriate? ESL teachers' pedagogical dilemma (PP160), PaperThe current qualitative, exploratory study is concerned with pedagogical adaptation of a group of ten native English speaking teachers working at two governmental institutes in the State of Qatar. The aim of this study was to explore how these teachers choose to adapt their pedagogy. Research data collected through in-depth semi-structured interviewing and classroom observations revealed that both institutional and intrapersonal factors were involved in the teachers’ approaches to adapt their pedagogy.