This paper aims to examine English teachers’ favorable and unfavorable behaviors from viewpoint of high school students, and high school students’ opinions about English lesson. The study was carried out with 368 students from different high schools in Siirt. 177 of the students were female and the rest 191 students were males, and students from the four grades participated in the study. In this study, which was carried out with qualitative data collection technique, students’ written opinions were elicited through a structured interview form consisting of 3 questions. Content analysis procedures were applied in order to scrutinize the data. According to the study results, among favorable teachers’ behaviors, the first three ones ranked as follows being caring/understanding/tolerant, being able to teach well and entertaining/humorous. On the other hand, among unfavorable teachers’ behaviors, the first three ones were found to be harsh, indifferent/insensitive/intolerant and not teaching effectively. Regarding teaching profession competence areas, favorable behaviors of English teachers in the present study mostly fell into the professional skill area whereas most of the unfavorable behaviors were in the attitude and value competence area. As to the students’ views about English lesson, it was investigated that female students had more positive opinions towards the English lesson than male students did.
Qualitative method, English teacher, students’ view, behavior, English lesson