Issues in the education of TESOL teachers by distance education

David Hall*, John Knox

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Abstract

Language teacher education by distance (LTED) has become a widespread and important practice in the preservice and in-service education of teachers, and in language education internationally. The advent of the Internet has combined with developments in other information communication technologies, the globalisation of English, and the marketisation of education to afford a rapid increase in the number of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages) teacher education programs, and greater variety in the ways in which teaching and learning is mediated in these programs. This article reports on an international survey of TESOL teacher education providers, and considers the status of language teaching qualifications earned by distance, changes in the institutional roles of language teacher educators, and the current state of research into LTED.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-85
Number of pages23
JournalDistance Education
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2009

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