ERIC Number: ED218953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Dec-18
Reference Count: N/A
Initial and Further Training of Teachers.
The role of the language teacher is changing and teacher training must be adapted to orient teachers toward facilitating language learning for communication. The working group held in connection with the Modern Languages Project of the Council of Europe's Council for Cultural Cooperation summarized the main objectives in all teacher training for communication, the insights and basic knowledge a teacher should have, and the curricular and teaching skills needed. Generally, the objectives are competence in the target language; the ability to assess syllabi educationally, culturally, and linguistically; and the readiness to try out and apply a number of classroom tactics. Underlying all the above is the ability to facilitate learning rather than to impose activities on learners. The same working group also dealt with forms of teacher training, both preservice and inservice. Emphasis would be placed on opportunities to acquire communication skills in the target language and, for teachers already in service, job-oriented activities geared to teachers' actual classroom needs, especially in adult and migrant education. The Council for Cultural Cooperation, through its scholarship and bursary system, has enabled teachers to attend inservice courses in countries other than their own. New projects will build on this groundwork. (AMH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Identifiers - Location: Europe