A Proposal for a CA-Integrated English Language Teacher Education Program in Turkey

| September 24, 2010
Title
A Proposal for a CA-Integrated English Language Teacher Education Program in Turkey

Keywords: Conversation analysis, teacher language awareness, foreign language teacher education, L2 classroom interactional competence

Authors
Olcay Sert
Newcastle University,UK

Bio Data
Olcay Sert completed his B.A in English Linguistics and M.A in English Language Teaching at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. He taught English at different levels in Turkey before working as a teaching assistant at Hacettepe University, Faculty of Education, Division of English Language Teaching. He started his PhD at Newcastle University (Educational and Applied Linguistics) in 2007. He worked as a language tutor at Sunderland University, Centre for Lifelong Learning. He is an associate editor of Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), an international, refereed online journal. His research interests include talk-in-interaction, classroom discourse, and language teacher education.

Abstract
This study proposes a comprehensive framework for a Conversation Analysis (CA) informed English language teacher education program in Turkey. By reviewing recent studies in CA, Critical Reflective Practice, Teacher Language Awareness and language teacher education in general; the author calls for a more effective language teacher education program and presents an applicable framework that aims to solve current problems in English language teacher education in Turkey.

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Category: Quarterly Journal, Volume 12 Issue 3