Pre-testing the Annual Activities Survey for Language Teachers (AASLT)

| December 28, 2007
Title
Pre-testing the Annual Activities Survey for Language Teachers (AASLT)

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Authors
Peter Ilic & Stuart D. Warrington
Asia University, Tokyo, Japan

Bio Data
Peter Ilic has taught EFL in Japan for over 11 years. He is currently a Visiting Faculty Lecturer and the Computer Committee Chair at the Center for English Language Education (CELE) at Asia University, Tokyo, Japan. His research interests include computer-assisted language learning (CALL), professional development, M-Learning and testing.

Stuart D. Warrington has taught EFL in South Korea and Japan for over nine years and ESL in Canada for two years. He is currently a Visiting Faculty Lecturer and the Professional Development Chair at the Center for English Language Education (CELE) at Asia University, Tokyo, Japan. His research interests include professional development in TEFL, teacher evaluation and needs assessment.

Abstract
This paper aims to introduce an evaluation measure called, The Annual Activities Survey for Language Teachers (AASLT). The AASLT is a survey designed for administrators to deal with a language teacher’s weaknesses in the area of professional development. In order to provide the relevant background knowledge and an explanation as to why the AASLT was created, some current concerns found in the area of professional development research will be explored. This will be followed by a description of the AASLT. Finally, an examination of the cognitive pre-testing the AASLT was subjected to will be discussed to reveal how its use and validity have been ameliorated.

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Category: Quarterly Journal, Volume 9 Issue 4