Investigating EFL Teachers’ Beliefs Concerning Teaching Grammar of “SUNRISE” Curriculum in Duhok High Schools


  • Abbas Z. Malla Faculty of Arts, Soran University, Soran, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
  • Nawzar M. Haji Faculty of Arts, Soran University, Soran, Kurdistan Region, Iraq



This research studied English as Foreign Language (EFL) teachers’ beliefs towards grammar teaching of Sunrise curriculum in Duhok high schools. The study aimed to investigate teachers' beliefs about teaching grammar of Sunrise curriculum, identifying the practices that English teachers prefer to use in teaching grammar, and the difficulties that they face in grammar teaching classes. The participants were in-service EFL teachers of Duhok governorate high schools. Questionnaires and interview were the two instruments used for data collection. The results showed that high school EFL teachers in Duhok do indeed possess a set of excellent beliefs, but their practices are not compatible with their beliefs for various complicated reasons.  


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Malla, A. Z., & Haji, N. M. (2020). Investigating EFL Teachers’ Beliefs Concerning Teaching Grammar of “SUNRISE” Curriculum in Duhok High Schools. Academic Journal of Nawroz University, 9(2), 253–262.