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ERIC Number: EJ963165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1030-8385
TESOL in Context: Authentic Workplace Learning for Pre-Service Teachers
Thomsett, Janeen; Leggett, Bridget; Ainsworth, Sharon
TESOL in Context, v21 n2 p4-22 Dec 2011
The action research project entitled "Engaging pre-service TESOL teachers in authentic workplace learning" aimed to enhance the TESOL practicum experience of pre-service teachers in the Graduate Diploma of Education at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia. Integrated into the relevant TESOL curriculum unit was the requirement that pre-service teachers work with a small group of Year 8-10 ESL students for one hour a week for six weeks in a partner school. During this time they conducted a needs analysis with the students, determined proficiency levels against the relevant progress map and then prepared and taught lessons designed to assist the students in their English language development across the four macro skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The results of the action research project indicated strong support for this form of authentic workplace learning and the continuation of its integration into the curriculum unit. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
Australian Council of TESOL Associations. P.O. Box 2019, Smithfield, New South Wales 2164, Australia. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia