The argument for long form teacher training

Before you jump to conclusions (no, I didn’t start out in English language teaching without qualifications), let me back up.

Willy has written recently about Initial Teacher Training (ITT) in preparation for his talk at IATEFL in Manchester in just over a fortnight’s time. What’s he on about then? Well, it’s about these ITT courses that exist in the ELT qualification collection (the CELTA being one of the main two starter quals along with the Trinity CertTESOL). And it’s about what could be wrong with – OK, maybe that’s a bit strong – what may be lacking in these courses. There isn’t the space to really learn how to react to what goes on in the classroom (emergent language, learning opportunities), nor much chance for critical reflection on practice.

The argument for long form teacher training.


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