Although qualities of effective language teachers have been well specified and well researched, recruiters may not be aware of these qualities or, in the light of local constraints, they may ignore these qualities and apply their own criteria. To uncover the criteria which are actually applied in recruiting language teachers, this qualitative study purposively sampled 15 supervisors who were in charge of recruiting language teachers in private language schools of Sari, the capital city of Mazandran province and then theoretically sampled their perspectives and analyzed them in line with the principles and procedures of grounded theory. Iterative data collection and analysis revealed that the participants considered nine qualities including educational background, professional experience, management skills, mastery over language skills and subskills in recruiting language teachers. The findings have clear implications for both recruiters and language teachers.
Recruitment Criteria, Language Teachers, Supervisors’ Perspectives, Qualitative Study
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Ostovar-Namaghi, S., & Hosseini, S. (2019). Exploring Foreign Language Teachers Recruitment Criteria: A Qualitative Study. The Qualitative Report, 24(4), 731-753. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2019.3314