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ERIC Number: ED421013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 35
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Changing Teacher Roles in the Foreign-Language Classroom.
Johnson, Francis; Delarche, Marion; Marshall, Nicholas; Wurr, Adrian; Edwards, Jeffery
This paper examines trends reflecting changes in the role of the classroom foreign language teacher, particularly as these trends affect English-as-a-Second-Language instruction. This study is based on relevant literature and research being carried out in the English Language Institute at Kanda University of International Studies (Japan). Past and present teacher roles are examined first, then discussed in relation to contemporary language learning theories. The Kanda English Language Proficiency classroom, a program focusing on student-designed language programs and self-directed language learning, is described, and this classroom model is explored as a plausible design for future foreign language classrooms, highlighting the role of the teacher in such instructional systems. The authors argue that the trend toward increased learner autonomy necessitates the adoption of new teacher roles in unison with other curricular changes. (Contains 31 references.) (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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