ERIC Number: ED121123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: N/A
Regional Seminar on the Teacher Education Program Tryout at the SEAMEC Regional English Language Centre, Singapore, October 31 - November 2, 1968. Report.
Regional English Center (Singapore).
The regional seminar on the evaluation of the Teacher Education Program (TEP) tryout was held at the Regional English Language Center (RELC) in 1968. The seminar's purpose was to determine the usefulness of TEP in preparing teachers of English as a second language in the RELC member countries in Southeast Asia. This document is the seminar report. The first part contains the reports of the TEP Research Supervisor and his research counterparts and the discussion of each. Part II presents discussion and recommendations on possible use of TEP at RELC and in member countries. The texts of certain seminar speeches, working papers and supplementary material are annexed to the report. The TEP course consists of a set of programed textbooks, and also uses audio tapes and movie films. In general, the trainees were able to complete the training exercises correctly, but they did not apply TEP techniques in their teaching. This may be because of fear of supervisors' disapproval, lack of step-by-step demonstrations for class presentation or lack of follow-up teaching supervision. In addition, American pronunciation posed problems for speakers accustomed to British phonology. Proposals were made for revisions. (CHK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regional English Center (Singapore).
Identifiers - Location: Asia