This paper presents a survey of foreign language teachers about the role of private education in foreign language teaching and, by extension, the effect of this fact on their professional career. The semi-structured interview method and its methodological tools were used. The results include the assumption of a downgrading of their role due to the existence of this shadow educational system of private education system. However, significant is the fact that teachers are admitting the complementarity of the role of the public school in relation to the private education centers.

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