ERIC Number: ED423676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Changing Teacher Roles in the Foreign Language Classroom.
Johnson, Francis; Delarche, Marion; Marshall, Nicholas; Wurr, Adrian; Edwards, Jeffrey
Texas Papers in Foreign Language Education, v3 n2 p71-89 Spr 1998
The roles of teachers in traditional second language classrooms are examined and measured against current conceptual trends within the discipline of foreign language learning and teaching. These trends, especially those in interpersonal communication and learner autonomy, require a new understanding of the classroom role of the language teacher. The Kanda English Language Proficiency (KELP) classroom at Kanda University (Japan) is then described; in this context, students assume responsibility for their own learning program. The teacher's role in this classroom is presented as an example of what the roles of foreign language teachers of the future might be. Implications for the future design of second language teacher training are also considered. (Contains 31 references.) (MSE)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Interpersonal Communication, Language Teachers, Personal Autonomy, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Languages, Student Role, Teacher Education, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Kanda University of International Studies (Japan
Note: For complete volume of working papers, see FL 025 473.