TRANSFORMATIVE TEACHER TRAINING FOR ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES TEACHERS

Danica Stanimir Pirsl

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First page
435
Last page
446

Abstract


Abstract. Most of the English for Specific Purposes teachers start their ESP practice without prior training for this branch of ELT. Being language teachers who deal with students of other scientific fields, they face with many difficulties other than the problem of their content knowledge of the subject area in question. Thus we shall concentrate on crucial aspects of the teacher’s practice that should be fostered by appropriate training (including inter- and intra-personal competencies, a possible need for a paradigm shift in teacher’s world-views, etc.) and will propose application of Jack Mezirow’s Transformative Learning Theory in creating a training course for ESP teachers.

 

Key words: ESP teacher training, Transformative Learning, ESP practice 


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