Supporting Trainees on an MSc TESOL Programme

McDonagh, V. (2022) Supporting Trainees on an MSc TESOL Programme. IATEFL TTEdSIG PCE 2022, Belfast, UK, 16 May 2022.

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Abstract

Although trainees are traditionally associated with intensive training programmes such as CELTA or CTESOL there are large numbers who choose another route: the Masters programme in TESOL. This presentation describes how on master’s programme was designed and how it caters for trainees with little or no previous teaching experience. Outline: Why do some initial trainees opt for a Masters degree rather than a short intensive programme? (more prestigious qualification, more likely to get a better job, better opportunity to learn more about English language and culture) In which areas of the programme do these trainees need support? (language awareness; practical teaching experience; reflection) Language awareness – module on descriptions of language with a focus on discourse, lexis and phonology Practical teaching experience – taking on ‘teacherly roles’; emotions; team planning and teaching; peer teaching; watching recordings of classroom teaching by professionals Reflection – on sessions and their teaching experiences; reflecting not only on the negative but what they also did well and what they’ve learned from the experience

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Status:Published
Refereed:No
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McDonagh, Ms Vanessa
Authors: McDonagh, V.
Subjects:L Education > LC Special aspects of education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Language Centre
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