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ERIC Number: EJ1070670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1692-5777
The Design and Implementation of an In-Service EFL Teacher Training Model in the Costa Rican Public School System (El Diseño e Implementación de un Modelo de Capacitación para Docentes de Inglés en Servicio en la Educación Pública Costarricense)
Córdoba Cubillo, Patricia; Ramírez, Xinia Rodríguez; Hernández Gaubil, Tatiana
GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, n10 p29-50 Jan-Jun 2015
In response to the challenges of the 21st century and to the need for students in the public school system to have a higher level of English proficiency, English was declared an issue of national interest in Costa Rica in 2008. For this reason, a decree called Multilingual Costa Rica was signed by the government, setting the stage for an in-service EFL teacher training project. This article deals with the analysis of the design and the implementation of a training model, which led to the improvement of the linguistic skills of approximately 80% of the teacher population in the Costa Rican public school system. This study includes a description of the components of the teacher training model as well as the results of the linguistic performance of the participating EFL teachers on the TOEIC[superscript C] test administered prior to and after three years of training.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Costa Rica
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Test of English for International Communication