The Difficulties of Teaching English Language: The Relationship between Research and Teaching

Ali Derakhshan, Marjan Shirmohammadli


Researchers have conducted a large number of studies to solve problems and help teachers to overcome their difficulties. They have also tried to find the relationship between the result of research and their teaching. Learning English as second or foreign language has received a lot of attention, so teachers have to find some well-planned and organized ways to facilitate the process of learning and teaching. This paper is a brief review on teaching English as a foreign language and why learners are interested in learning English. It also discusses why teachers have difficulties with teaching English language, and what they should do to facilitate the teaching process. It shows the relationship between language pedagogy and research as well as research and teaching. It also deals with a set of strategies and methods that teachers can apply as instruments to improve their students’ learning English. 

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