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The Change of Conception of English-language Teaching of Taiwanese EFL Student-Teachers after Teaching Practicum

Feb 21, 2014

The project has completed and published on ScienceDirect.

About the project owner:

LIM HA CHAN, MEd, has over 20 years of teaching experience with elementary students in Hong Kong and college students in Taiwan. She mainly teaches ESL/EFL and trains EFL teachers. She is a certified BULATS trainer. She also has obtained the First Certificate for Teachers of Business English and the Certificate of EMI Skills.

About the project:

This study explored the change in English as a foreign language (EFL) student teachers’ conceptions of English language teaching (ELT) after a year-long ELT practicum. The participants were given surveys about their conceptions of ELT before and after their teaching practicum (TP). Analysis of the survey data revealed four main categories of conceptions about ELT. After TP, there were substantial differences in the distributions of responses in the four main categories. The environment that an ELT practicum fosters could be the key to new insights and knowledge about English teaching.

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