Exploring EFL Learners’ Perceptions of Integrated Skills Approach: A Grounded Theory

  •  Maryam Tajzad    
  •  Seyyed Ali Ostovar-Namaghi    


This qualitative study aims at exploring EFL learners’ perceptions of the integrated skills approach to language teaching. To this end, the researchers presented the integrated skills approach to a group of 30 participants and interviewed those who were willing to share their views and experience with the researchers. The researchers used grounded theory to collect and analyze interview data. Iterative data collection and analysis continued until theoretical saturation was reached. To establish credibility, transient and final categories were verified through member-checking. The results clearly show that the participants positively perceive this approach. The findings have implications for all stakeholders including policy makers, syllabus designers, practitioners and learners.

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