International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
DOI: 10.56734/ijahss
Perceptions of Instructors within the Scope of Continuous Professional Development Programs


This research has been carried out in order to figure out perceptions of English instructors towards professional development programs. The data was obtained because of semi-structured interviews with10 randomly selected instructors who are currently teaching English in a private university. The findings, which were obtained with the help of the qualitative study, were analyzed by means of content analysis. In conclusion, it was stated that professional development has become a very significant concept in language teaching. It is necessary for language teachers to find some opportunities to keep up with the latest developments in their fields. In addition, they should try to keep their language and teaching skills updated. Professional development programs such as, team teaching, journaling, action research, workshops, and reflective teaching provide these opportunities, and each of these opportunities supports the professional development of teachers in various ways. Exchanging knowledge and experience with teachers and encountering difficulties during teaching also support their professional development.