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ERIC Number: ED397629
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Pages: 83
Abstractor: N/A
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Models of Contemporary Foreign Language Teacher Training: Theory and Implementation (Sketch of a Vocation between 1988-1994).
Bardos, Jeno
This report describes the method of foreign language teacher training used in Hungary called the Veszprem (a region in Hungary) model, with particular emphasis on English-language teaching, and includes a brief review of foreign language teacher training in Hungary and in the United States from 1988-1990. The Veszprem model maintains the positive elements of Hungarian tradition with a significant change in the proportions, to the benefit of practice-oriented studies. The new program unites the merits of the craft of teaching, the applied science, and the reflective models in both the 3-year single-major as well as the 5-year double-major courses of foreign language teacher training in Hungary. The model changes the Hungarian style from theory-based to a more practice-based approach. Chapters summarize the most important principles and beliefs, hypotheses, and conclusions of the new methodology. Other topics discussed include the training of scientists versus the training of practitioners; bringing the teacher training programs back into the general university; and the acquisition of practical knowledge about the profession. Appendices include a description of the implementation of this teacher training technique in Hungary and examples of examinations used in the program. Contains an extensive list of suggested readings for teacher trainers. (NAV)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Hungary