Challenges Facing EFL Teachers in Mixed Ability Classes and Strategies Used to Overcome Them

Fatma Al-Shammakhi, Salma Al-Humaidi


This study aimed at investigating the challenges faced by EFL teachers in grade five mixed-ability classes. It alsoaimed at investigating the strategies that teachers use in order to alleviate and overcome those challenges. There were170 participants in this study. The participants answered a questionnaire to elicit the common challenges they facedand the strategies they followed. The results showed that EFL teachers in Oman face different challenges inmixed-ability classes and they apply limited strategies to overcome them. Some recommendations for EFL teachersand policy makers are provided in addition to recommendations for further studies.

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World Journal of English Language
ISSN 1925-0703(Print)  ISSN 1925-0711(Online)

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