English as a foreign language teacher education

English as a foreign language teacher education

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The field of Second Language Teacher Education (SLTE) is mainly concerned with the professional preparation of L2 teachers. In order to improve teaching in the multilingual and multicultural classroom of the 21st century, both pre- and in-service L2 teachers as well as L2 teacher educators must be prepared to meet the new challenges of education under the current circumstances, expanding their roles and responsibilities so as to face the new complex realities of language instruction. This volume explores a number of key dimensions of EFL teacher education. The sixteen chapters discuss a wide variety of issues related to second language pedagogy and SLTE. Topics discussed include the importance of SLA research; competency-based teacher education approach; classroom-based action research; SLTE models; the value and role of practicum experience abroad; the models of pronunciation teaching; multicultural awareness and competence; the influence of teachersa€™ cognitions, emotions and attitudes on their emerging and changing professional identities; the potential of classroom materials and technology; and CLIL and ESP teacher education. English as a foreign language teacher education: Current perspectives and challenges will be of interest to teachers-in-training, teachers, teacher educators and to those educational researchers interested in how L2 teaching is actually learned in professional preparation programmes. Juan de Dios MartAsnez Agudo is Associate Professor of EFL Teacher Education at the University of Extremadura, Spain. His current research interests include Second Language Acquisition and English Teaching Methodology. His most recent books are Oral Communication in the EFL Classroom (2008), Errors in the Second Language Classroom: Corrective Feedback (2010) and Teaching and Learning English through Bilingual Education (2012).(2006) have also used the electronic portfolio for students in the context of a virtual university placing a considerable ... about the use of the portfolio in the reading and writing classrooms and for the students self-assessment is the central focus of their work. ... Zollman and Jones (1994) report the use of portfolios at the university level with pre-service students and their ... Ohlhausen and Ford (1990) examined the ways that the use of portfolio assessment in graduate literacy learninganbsp;...

Title:English as a foreign language teacher education
Author: Juan de Dios Martínez Agudo
Publisher:Rodopi - 2014-02-01

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