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Title: ELT Profession
Subtitle: Challenges & Prospects
Edited By: Naciye Kunt
Javanshir Shibliyev
Fatoş Erozan
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Second Language Teaching 06

The Proceedings of the 2nd International conference on ELT, 2006, Eastern
Mediterranean University, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

This is a collection of selected papers contributed to The 2nd
International ELT Conference held in North Cyprus in 2006, which placed
special emphasis on challenges and prospects in ELT profession. Part 1
includes papers presented by the plenary speakers like Cem Alptekin who
focused on topical structure analysis of compositions, Deniz Kurtoğlu Eken
with her paper devoted to teacher training and A. Suresh Canagarajah with
his paper about changing pedagogical priorities.

Part 2, which consists of the selected papers, addresses various issues
that challenge the foreign language teaching community: Teachers
(challenges for initial teacher training programmes, the perspectives of
various groups in in-service teacher education program, pre-service
teachers’ beliefs about EFL materials, uncertainties and challenges of EFL
teachers, pre-service teachers’ reflections of journal writing and language
teacher competency), Learners (their learning style preferences,
andragogical and pedagogical orientations, needs, and beliefs), European
Language Portfolio (its potential benefits, implementations, implications
and limitations, and promoting process and context awareness), and Language
culture and classroom pedagogy. We believe that the issues treated in this
collection challenge all of us who are the members of language teaching


Part 1 - Plenary and invited speakers

Topical Structure Analysis of Student Compositions in English and Turkish
Cem Alptekin 1

Getting to the Heart of ‘Training’: Teachers’ Voices, Teachers’ Choices?
Deniz Kurtoglu Eken 6

Changing Pedagogical Priorities, Revised Professional Relationships
A. Suresh Canagarajah 17

Becoming an English Teacher: A Theoretical, Practical, and Personal Journey
Elaine K. Horwitz 26

A Felxible Framework for Teacher Developed Materials
Brian Tomlinson 27

Form Follow Function: An Argument for a Genre Approach to Teaching
Academic Writing Thomas S. Miller 28

Engaging Students in the Reading Process
Kristina Smith 29

Generating Standards for a Community
Eric S. Dwyer 30

Developing Self-Regulated Learning Skills in Practicum Course
Ayşegül Daloglu 31

Raising Our Cultural Awareness to Become More Effective Teachers
Rick Finnan 32

Part 2 - Selected papers

Language skills and language content areas

Writing Apprehension and ICT: The Effects of Online Writing Workshops
Nik Nurmi Adilah Bt Nik Mohd Adib & Kamariah Bt Yunus 33

EFL Students’ Perceptions of Classroom Practices in Speaking Classes
Sercan Saglam & Özlem Kaya 44

Rethinking Communicative Language Teaching in Instructed Settings: The Role
of the Four Language Skills
Esther Usó-Juan & Alicia Martínez-Flor 54

Challenges and Issues in Using the World Wide Web as a Research Tool for
Academic Writing
Elif Demirel 61

The Relationship between the Extroversion/ Introversion Tendencies of
Iranian BA Students of English and Their English Oral Reproduction
Abdullah Sarani & Reza Kafipour 68

Assessing Intermediate College EFL Learners' Multiple Vocabulary Knowledge
Yoshihiro Omura 77

Accelerated Neological Activity and Global English: Challenges for EFL Teaching
Visnja Fara 86

Teacher in focus
Challenges for Initial Teacher Training Programmes in Romania
Camelia-Marinela Tugui 95

Teachers, Trainers, or Administrators: Who’s Afraid of In-service Teacher
Deniz Şalli-Çopur 104

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783895861345
Pages: 286
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