Differentiated Instruction as the Main Tool in EFL Learning Enhancement

Laura Naka

Abstract


Considering that the area of education during the last few decades is making efforts to increase the quality of education, the great importance is being given to teaching and learning methods to be implemented in the classroom. This study focuses specifically on teaching and learning methods in the EFL classes. The teacher’s challenge is teaching in EFL mixed ability classes and the best way to overcome the situation is considered differentiated instruction application. Therefore, the aim of the study tends to investigate on differentiated instruction which is being counted as very effective in increasing EFL learning. The study has conducted the investigation in University of Gjakova “Fehmi Agani” in Kosovo – Faculty of Philology through the descriptive method by observation in EFL classes and focus group discussion with students at this faculty. The aim of the study is to raise teachers’ awareness for continues implementation of differentiated instruction so that no student is left behind. We are all aware that ‘one size does not fit all’, thus this teaching approach would be the best tool for reaching our goal in teaching professionally. The study also examined the teachers’ and students’ perception on differentiated instruction and its impact on English language learning improvement. Moreover, the study found out the present situation of how much these teaching methods are implemented in this educational environment and how satisfied are the students with the teaching of English language teachers.


Keywords


Differentiated Instruction; EFL learning; Teaching methodology; learning styles.

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