In-Service LTE Program for Chinese Private Institute English Teachers
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Keywords

Language teacher education
Trainee teacher
Training
LTE program
Reflective practitioner

DOI

10.26689/jcer.v5i8.2437

Abstract

This paper describes a half-year in-service Language Teacher Education (LTE) program, targeting the trainee teachers who work in Chinese private English institutes. This is to better prepare them at the outset of their career. Primarily intending to build the trainee teachers’ professionalism and raise their awareness, an overall illustration of adopted training courses and choice of activities are introduced in this paper. Focusing on integrating instructional knowledge from ESL and English language teaching, the LTE program schedule will allow majority of readers to implement during their daily teaching and research activities. Principles underpinning this program design are illustrated one by one. A course like this may not foster all teachers to become professionals at once, but to be a reflective practitioner can be a reachable goal, as accumulation of professional expertise is based on teachers’ capability of understanding how to reflect on teaching.

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