Deconstructing the Discourse: Understanding the Feedback Event
Joining an initial English language teacher training course can be exciting, confusing and traumatic all at the same time. It is exciting because it signifies a new start, perhaps a new career, and for many, a different approach to teaching and learning. It is confusing because there is a great deal of ‘jargon’ in English language teaching which trainees need to understand and begin to use. And it is traumatic because in most courses there is a teaching practice element in which trainees try out new skills and have their teaching assessed.
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