ERIC Number: ED278254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Rivalry and Mutual Help among Teachers of Modern Languages: A TESOL Specialist's Comments and Speculations.
Lee, William R.
Teachers of English as a second language and teachers of other second languages have numerous common problems, interests, and areas of concern. They include the use of audiovisual aids, testing issues and instruments, opportunities for second language use outside the classroom, choice of teaching-learning procedures, and problems of motivation in language learning. All of these issues would benefit from greater opportunities for exchange of teaching ideas and experiences. Language teachers can help each other and their profession by improving exchanges between teacher organizations on local, national, and international levels and among language groups. Such cooperation would help to reduce unproductive rivalry that exists between language groups and would give strength to the voice of language teachers on matters of educational policy. (MSE)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Competition, Educational Cooperation, Educational Policy, Institutional Cooperation, International Cooperation, Language Teachers, Policy Formation, Professional Associations, Second Language Instruction, Shared Resources and Services, Teacher Associations, Teacher Attitudes, Testing
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (20th, Brighton, England, April 1-4, 1986).