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Professional Development for Language Teachers: Strategies for Teacher Learning (Cambridge Language Education)

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Professional Development for Language Teachers examines ten different techniques that can be used to facilitate professional development in language teaching. These effective teaching tools are: self-monitoring, support groups, journal writing, classroom observation, teaching portfolios, analysis of critical incidents, case analysis, peer coaching, team teaching, and actio ...more
Paperback, 214 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Cambridge University Press (first published March 1st 2005)
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Sandy Millin
Apr 27, 2015 Sandy Millin rated it really liked it
This was a useful summary of various approaches towards professional development, including a couple I hadn't read about before (critical incidents and case studies). Lots of ideas for me to take into my job as Director of Studies next year.
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Most needed for language teachers for personal & professional development
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Born in New Zealand, Dr. Richards obtained a Master of Arts degree with first class honours in English from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, in 1966. He obtained his Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from Laval University (a French-Language University) in Quebec City, Canada in 1972.

He has worked in many parts of the world, including New Zealand, Canada, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong,
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