Achieving the Impossible? Teaching Practice component of a Pre-service Distance English Language Teacher Training Program in Turkey

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KEÇİK İ., Aydin B.

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF TEACHER EDUCATION, vol.36, no.4, pp.73-83, 2011 (ESCI) identifier identifier


The aim of this article is to describe the model developed for the teaching practice component of the pre-service Distance English Language Teacher Training Program (DELTT) at Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey. The steps taken to improve the model over a six-year period will be explained and the recent developments in the teaching practice area of the current program will be discussed in the light of recent research on learning and personal development. Lessons learned and the steps taken during this developmental process will be explored and recommendations for other programs concerned with the teaching practice component will be made.