Exploring Factors Which Affect Quality of the English Language Teacher Training Programme for Primary Schools in Zambézia
English Language, Literature & Culture
Volume 4, Issue 3, September 2019, Pages: 70-77
Received: Jan. 6, 2019; Accepted: Sep. 6, 2019; Published: Sep. 21, 2019
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Gregório Jorge Gonçalves, Department of Language Sciences, Communication and Arts, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Universidade Licungo, Quelimane, Mozambique
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Several factors may affect the quality of the English language teaching and learning process and teacher training as well. This paper seeks to discuss eight factors which influence positive or negatively in the English language teacher training programme for primary schools in Zambézia province. Heyworth is the great scholar, who discusses issues around quality management in English language teaching as a foreign language. His views have inspired the researcher to think over issues, which can foster or undermine the quality of the English language teacher training programme for primary schools in Zambézia province. The researcher stresses that quality of the English language teacher depends mostly of the quality of the management process, through its positive elements and excellent performance of the teacher trainers, the existing teaching and learning materials, motivation by teacher trainees and teacher trainers, and positive attitudes which can be shown by strong professionalism. The qualitative approach was chosen for this study based on discussions and review of authors who have discussed about factors affecting teacher education with focus on English language teacher training. The current study concludes that training English language teachers in a context, where English is taught and learnt as a foreign language demands the disposition of knowledge, skills, competence, motivation, quality of school infrastructure, professionalism and teacher trainers competence which can impact positively in the English language teacher trainee, the future English language teacher.
Factors, Quality, Training Programme, Teacher Trainees, Teacher Trainer
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Gregório Jorge Gonçalves, Exploring Factors Which Affect Quality of the English Language Teacher Training Programme for Primary Schools in Zambézia, English Language, Literature & Culture. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2019, pp. 70-77. doi: 10.11648/j.ellc.20190403.12
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