LINGUIST List 32.2036

Fri Jun 11 2021

Books: TESOL Teacher Education: Farrell

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <>

Date: 11-Jun-2021
From: Anna Glazier <>
Subject: TESOL Teacher Education: Farrell
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Title: TESOL Teacher Education
Subtitle: A Reflective Approach
Series Title: Edinburgh Textbooks in TESOL
Published: 2021
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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Author: Thomas S.C. Farrell
Electronic: ISBN: 9781474474450 Pages: 208 Price: U.K. £ 24.99 Comment: epub
Electronic: ISBN: 9781474474443 Pages: 208 Price: U.K. £ 85 Comment: PDF
Hardback: ISBN: 9781474474429 Pages: 208 Price: U.K. £ 85
Paperback: ISBN: 9781474474436 Pages: 208 Price: U.K. £ 24.99

A practical approach to preparing learner TESOL teachers for the realities of a real classroom

*Includes tasks, discussion questions and data-based vignettes from diverse contexts of language teachers

*Takes a reflective approach to TESOL teacher education that starts in pre-service education but extends the educational experiences to ‘novice-service TESOL teacher education’

*Encourages self-assessment in collaborative interactions with teacher educators, mentors, and supervisors

A 200 hour teacher education program, often heavily focused on theory and where practice is left to short field experiences cannot provide you with everything that you will need when working in a real classroom. In this book Thomas Farrell addresses two problems within TESOL teacher education – the perceived gap between theory and practice and the lack of contact with newly qualified teachers. Farrell outlines how to prepare for the realities of what you will face when beginning your career through reflective activities that include: case-based teaching, teaching metaphor analysis, critical incident analysis, and teacher identity analysis. Including data-based vignettes from diverse contexts of language teachers, you are able to gain practical insights from language teacher education courses. Whether a learner teacher or teacher educator, this book presents new insights into the reality of TESOL teacher education.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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