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A flexible, hybrid approach to providing basic training and resource connections for novice ESL/EFL teachers PROCEEDINGS

, Brigham Young University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

A great number of untrained people work as teachers and tutors of English as a second or foreign language (ESL/EFL) in community programs, social service agencies, commercial schools, public libraries, churches, homes, etc. This roundtable describes and demonstrates a minimalist, problem-based, connectivist approach to preparing such teachers to be more effective, professional, and successful. Because these individuals are not enrolled in traditional campus-based teacher education programs, reaching them is a challenge. Consequently, this approach utilizes a hybrid delivery system involving (1) traditional paper and Web-based text materials, (2) digital video clips, and (3) interactive Web-based exercises. This technology-based system allows for flexible, individualized, distance learning.

Citation

Henrichsen, L. (2008). A flexible, hybrid approach to providing basic training and resource connections for novice ESL/EFL teachers. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 430-435). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 18, 2018 from .

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