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An Analysis of English Teacher Burnout and the Ways to Cope with It in Chinese EFL Classroom

Lin Yuan

Xi'an Peihua University, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China.

*Corresponding author: Lin Yuan

Published: December 1,2022


In recent years, burnout has been paid more and more attention. Küçükoğlu (2014, p. 2741) states “When people are exhausted from working too hard and give too much from themselves, they face burnout syndrome.” As we all know, The economy and society are developing rapidly, The competition between countries is becoming increasingly fierce. In fact, competition between countries depends on the talents of each country. Talent cultivation has received extensive attention in the world. As the tutor of talents, teachers need to improve their professional qualities and teaching skills. They need to take more responsible for the students’ education. These requirements stimulate the potential of teachers. However, they also bring great pressure to teachers. “The rapid increase in the size and the great diversity of language learners’ population pose a major challenge to their educators” Mahmoodi-Shahrebabaki (2017, p. 100) .If teachers bear more and more pressure, they will be weary of their careers sooner or later. Meanwhile, with the process of globalization, English has been one of the compulsory basic courses in Chinese EFL classroom. English courses involve students with different foundations, which are widely distributed and numerous. English teachers have to complete the necessary knowledge output, teach students basic English knowledge, and cultivate students' international thinking mode within the limited class hours. It is hard work and a long way to go for English teachers. In the daily teaching process, English teachers are increasingly tired, which is easy to form a sense of burnout, such as "lack of work enthusiasm, powerlessness, and increased pressure".


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An Analysis of English Teacher Burnout and the Ways to Cope with It in Chinese EFL Classroom

How to cite this paper: Lin Yuan. (2022). An Analysis of English Teacher Burnout and the Ways to Cope with It in Chinese EFL Classroom. The Educational Review, USA6(11), 675-679.