Teachers of English as a Foreign Language—Experience and Professional Development

  • Britta Viebrock


This little conversation between Charlie Brown and Linus van Pelt from the famous cartoon series Peanuts deals with what (English language) teachers do in the classroom and how they have been prepared for this. It is funny because it describes situations many of you have experienced as learners in school and, possibly, did not particularly like.


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Further reading

  1. Bach, Gerhard (2013): »Alltagswissen und Unterrichtspraxis: der Weg zum reflective practitioner«. In: Bach, Gerhard/Timm, Johannes-Peter (eds.): Englischunterricht. Grundlagen und Methoden einer handlungsorientierten Unterrichtspraxis [1989]. Tübingen/Basel, 304–320.Google Scholar
  2. Helmke, Andreas (2015): Unterrichtsqualität und Lehrerprofessionalität. Diagnose, Evaluation und Verbesserung des Unterrichts [2009]. Seelze.Google Scholar
  3. Kumaravadivelu, Balasubramanian (2012): Language Teacher Education for a Global Society. A Modular Model for Knowing, Analyzing, Recognizing, Doing, and Seeing. New York/London.Google Scholar
  4. Richards, Jack C. (2010): »Competence and Performance in Language Teaching«. In: RELC Journal 41/2, 101–122.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Britta Viebrock
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  1. 1.University of Frankfurt/MainFrankfurt/MainGermany

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