A functional model of language for language teacher education

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ELTE in Australia involves student-teachers who will be working in a diverse range of ELT settings, both in Australia and in many international contexts. These student- teachers have assorted ELT experiences, including none at all, and come from various linguistic and cultural backgrounds. This chapter describes a particular unit of study that student-teachers take when enrolled in either a Graduate Certificate of TESOL or a Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL course in an Australian university. This unit of study introduces student-teachers to a functional model of language based on SFL theory, SFG and genre theory and pedagogy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContent knowledge in English language teacher education
Subtitle of host publicationinternational experiences
EditorsDario Luis Banegas
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781350084650, 9781350084643
ISBN (Print)9781350084629
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020


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Chappell, P. (2020). A functional model of language for language teacher education. In D. L. Banegas (Ed.), Content knowledge in English language teacher education: international experiences (pp. 29-47). London: Bloomsbury Academic.