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Professional Development for non-native in-service English teachers

Activity Participants length Length Description Materials Assessment


knowledge Teacher/groups of Forty five Once a week Instructors design and teach 45 minutes class-covering aspects of
cohorts teachers minutes English or skill. White/smart boards Checks for
understanding
Suggested topics: Markers
- Present perfect (grammar) Oral questioning
- Stress vowels (pronunciation) Flashcards
- Write essays or reports (writing) Feedback
- Online news/newspapers (reading-listening) LCD Projector
- Teaching strategies Oral performance in
Guess speakers Foreign language Sixty Once a month An English native speaker is invited to discuss relevant aspect of Phonetic Alphabet pairs
staff/school staff minutes language with in-service teachers in school.
Number charts Quizzes
Modification: video conference, forums.
Loud Speaker Self-reflection
Inter school English instructors 1.5 hours Once a month English instructors attend and host conversation clubs in which PC Peer assessment
Conversation Target language is spoken.
clubs
Suggested topics for discussions:
- World polices
- Fashion trends
- Technology trends
- Language teaching trends
Online English English teachers Thirty Twice a week (off English Instructors access to online websites or language apps Suggested Literature
courses minutes school time) designed to practice English skills.

Webpages suggestions:
1. Johnson, G. (2016) English for
https://www.usalearns.org/1st-free-online-english-course everyone: level 3 intermediate, course
https://mooec.com/ book a complete self-study program.
Apps suggestions: New York, New York: DK publishing.
Rosetta stone (paid)
Learn English grammar (British council) 2. Curzan, A. & Adams, M.P. (2012)
Online seminar: English teachers Sixty Once a month English teachers participate in international discussions or training
Webinar minutes events offered by universities and academics around the world. How English works: a linguistic
zoom introduction, 3rd Edition. Glenview,
join.me Suggested webinars:
Games for skill building IL: Pearson.
Apps for the classroom and self-study 3. Patsy, M. &Spada, N. (2013) How
Formative assessments languages are learned. Oxford, United
Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
Field trips: teachers organize trips to Research: instructors find issues Local professional development: language teachers attend Exchange Teacher programs: teachers spend
English speaking countries. (yearly) related to language learning/teaching professional trainings, thesis symposiums and conferences offered time in target language countries teaching in
in their classes. (yearly) by local teacher associations/ editorials. school. At the end of the program, teachers return
to their schools and share experiences with
colleagues.
Figure 29* an English language professional development plan for in-service non-native teacher