BELIEFS ABOUT FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING AMONG STUDENTS TRAINING TO TEACH ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE


Inozu J.

SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY, vol.39, no.5, pp.645-654, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.2224/sbp.2011.39.5.645
  • Title of Journal : SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY
  • Page Numbers: pp.645-654

Abstract

Teachers' beliefs and theoretical knowledge have important effects on their classroom practice and teaching methodology. As trainee teachers' beliefs are critical to their professional development, and ultimately to their learners' improvement, an investigation of the language learning beliefs of trainee English as a foreign language teachers is particularly important. In keeping with this idea, the author examined the key beliefs trainee teachers held relating to language learning during their period of training. Although a few developmental changes were found over the period of training, the overall responses of the trainee teachers remained the same throughout the years of training in most of the beliefs researched.