Ice-breaking as A Useful Teaching Policy for Both Genders

Parisa Yeganehpour


These days focus of interest in English learning changes to productive skills, in Turkey. This research study assesses the teachers’ point of view about using ice-breakers for adult Turkish EFL learners in upper-intermediate level. It also, anticipates finding valuable information with applying ice-breaker activities as a useful teaching policy that will contribute to comparison of interest between male and female learners while trying to employ icebreaker activities and speak fluently in the target language. The present study concluded that teachers need to be informed about the usefulness of ice-breaker activities for adult learners. Also, according to the finding of this study there is not any relationship between gender of Turkish EFL learners and the effect of using ice-breaker activities in improving their speaking ability.

Keywords: EFL, Ice-breakers, Gender, teaching policy

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