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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


Section Contents

Models of Language Teaching and Learning
Reflective Practice
Teaching Portfolios
Be Prepared: Survival Tips for New Language Teachers

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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