ERIC Number: ED071530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Graduate Education in Foreign Language Teaching.
Mackey, William Francis
The nature and function of teacher education for prospective language teachers is seen to comprise four main components: (1) academic, (2) theoretical, (3) technical, and (4) practical. Academic courses assure that the future language teacher masters the target language and is familiar with its culture. Theoretical courses on language didactics provide the trainee with the professional underpinning on which to base the varied activities of his career. The technical courses prepare the future teacher in the use of all instruments with which he can improve his professional productivity and performance. The final section of this work outlines some of the general characteristics of practice teaching and gives an account of several recent improvements. Final observations concerning the use of the videotape recorder emphasize its growing importance in teacher education programs. (Author/RL)
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Authoring Institution: Laval Univ., Quebec (Quebec). International Center for Research on Bilingualism.
Note: Paper read at the Edinboro Institute of Foreign Language Teaching, Edinboro State College, Pennsylvania, October 9, 1971