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Barbara Skinner and Helen Hou
How do university supervisors and host teachers evaluate the teaching practice performance of non-native English language teacher trainees? This paper explores this question in relation to four overseas TESOL trainees who study on a vocational Masters in TESOL at a UK university and carry out their teaching practice in Hungarian schools.
Lixian Jin, Changsheng Jiang, Jie Zhang, Yuan Yuan, Xiaohua and Qun Xie
This paper investigates attitudes, perceptions and motivations of Chinese primary school pupils and their parents towards the learning of English through both quantitative and qualitative methods, particularly using elicited metaphor analysis. The findings offer insights into these English learners and their parents, with wider implications for English teaching practice for young learners.
Simon Borg, Marilisa Birello, Isabel Civera and Theresa Zanatta
What impact does pre-service English language teacher education have on trainees’ beliefs? This paper explores this question through an innovative visual methods study at the University of Barcelona and will interest anyone involved in pre-service teacher education.
Naeema Hann, Ivor Timmis, Ali Ata Alkhaldi, Beverley Davies, Carlos Rico Troncoso, Yong Yi
What benefits can English language skills bring to a person’s life, both professional and personal? This paper addresses this question in relation to data collected from four contrasting contexts.
Martin Lamb and Martin Wedell
What makes teachers motivating? This paper reviews the literature on motivational teaching and presents findings on the nature of inspiring teaching in two countries, looking at how learners perceive the qualities of teachers who inspire them.
Stephen Bax, University of Bedfordshire
This paper investigates readers’ mental processes when taking reading tests. It will be of particular interest to researchers and practitioners who are interested in the testing of reading skills.
Christopher J Hall, Rachel Wicaksono, Shu Liu, Yuan Qian and Xu Xiaoqing
This report describes an online course, Changing Englishes, designed to raise awareness of the ‘plurilithic’ nature of English, enable teachers to value the diversity of individually and locally appropriate learning objectives and outcomes, and promote the development and sharing of pedagogical strategies which respond to the global realities of the language.
This paper explores the relationship between identity perceptions, declared learner achievement and teacher perceptions. The importance of providing a personally relevant learning and teaching environment is discussed and the report provides several practical suggestions of how this can be achieved.
Graham Hall and Guy Cook
In this research paper Graham Hall and Guy Cook explore teacher attitudes to own-language use in the classroom. They conducted a global survey and interviews with practising teachers. They found evidence of widespread own-language use within ELT, and suggest that teachers’ attitudes towards own-language use, and their classroom practices, are more complex than usually acknowledged.