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What Language Teaching Is

Good teaching happens when competent teachers with non-discouraging personalities use non-defensive approaches to language teaching and learning, and cherish their students.

Dr. James E. Alatis
Dean Emeritus, School of Languages and Linguistics, Georgetown University

 

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Material for this section was drawn from “Beyond TA training: Developing a reflective approach to a career in language education” by Celeste Kinginger, in Modules for the Professional Preparation of Teaching Assistants in Foreign Languages (Grace Stovall Burkart, ed.; Washington, DC: Center for Applied Linguistics, 1998)

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