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Media: BBC: Language teachers 'need training'

Submitter: Karen Chung

Submitter Email: karchung@ntu.edu.tw
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition

Media Body: BBC News UK Edition 26 October 2005

Language teachers 'need training'

Many teachers lack the confidence and skills to implement government plans
to extend language learning to all primary schools, research suggests.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/4378072.stm


Karen Chung
http://ccms.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/
http://lists.topica.com/lists/phonetics/
Issue Number: 16.3106
Date Posted: October 28, 2005

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