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ERIC Number: ED371628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar-10
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
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TESOL Teacher Competencies Document.
Strong, Rosalind; Hogan, Susan
This paper reports on a project undertaken by the Australian Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) organization in New South Wales to develop a set of teacher competencies for TESOL instructors. The paper describes how these competencies were developed, outlines general areas of teacher and TESOL competence, and examines in detail eight competencies: (1) can demonstrate knowledge of language pedagogy; (2) can demonstrate knowledge of theoretical approaches to language and language learning; (3) can demonstrate awareness of relevant political, socio-cultural, economic, and educational context of TESOL practice; (4) can establish curriculum and methodological practices which meet the diverse needs of students; (5) can provide opportunities for students to develop spoken and written English in a positive learning environment; (6) can apply principles and techniques to the assessment of spoken and written English; (7) can evaluate effectiveness of TESOL language teaching program; and (8) can work effectively with key personnel in a range of contexts. Two appendixes provide governmental advisory documents on teacher competency and definitions of competency standards. (MDM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Australia