Language teaching at a distance: establishing key principles to develop professional practice

Murphy, L.; Shelley, M. A.; White, C. and Baumann, U. (2006). Language teaching at a distance: establishing key principles to develop professional practice. In: CILT/LLAS Conference: Crossing Frontiers: Languages and the international dimension, 6-7 Jul 2006, Cardiff University.

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Abstract

What skills, knowledge and attributes do distance language teachers need? How do these differ from classroom teaching? Although the requirements for teaching a range of subjects at a distance and for classroom language teaching have been examined, few studies explore the nature of the distance language teachers role, despite increasing numbers of distance language teaching programmes. Although researchers have emphasised the importance of the tutor in distance learning, the tutors voice is undervalued. This paper reports on a research project to articulate and recognise the skills, knowledge and attributes deployed by distance language teachers in order to enhance professional development.

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