Pre-service EFL teachers’ beliefs about teaching writing and learning to teach writing before their practicum: A case study in Vietnam

Nguyen, Hoa Thi Mai and Hudson, Peter (2010) Pre-service EFL teachers’ beliefs about teaching writing and learning to teach writing before their practicum: A case study in Vietnam. Asian EFL Journal, 12 2: 43-67.

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Author Nguyen, Hoa Thi Mai
Hudson, Peter
Title Pre-service EFL teachers’ beliefs about teaching writing and learning to teach writing before their practicum: A case study in Vietnam
Journal name Asian EFL Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1738-1460
Publication date 2010-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 12
Issue 2
Start page 43
End page 67
Total pages 25
Editor Joseph Jung
Paul Robertson
Place of publication Virgin Islands, British
Publisher Asian EFL Journal Press
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract The standard of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education has prompted calls for reform to preservice EFL teacher education. Field experiences are central to their professional development and for implementing reform measures. This study aims to examine preservice EFL teachers’ attitudes, needs, and experiences about learning to teach writing in English before their practicum in Vietnamese high schools. An open-ended questionnaire collected data from 97 preservice EFL teachers at the beginning of their final practicum. The data suggested that these preservice EFL teachers were motivated to learn to teach English in general and teaching writing in particular but required mentors to model effective teaching practices and share their teaching experiences. They also needed their mentors to be enthusiastic and supportive, and provide constructive feedback. These findings may assist teacher educators and school mentors for motivating and developing preservice EFL teachers’ practices.
Keyword Mentoring
ELT teacher
Practicum
References Nguyen, T. M. H. & Hudson, P. (2011). Pre-service EFL teachers’ beliefs about teaching writing and learning to teach writing before their practicum: A case study in Vietnam. Asian-EFL Journal
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