ELT-07

Focus on the Teacher

Milestones in ELT

Milestones in ELT The British Council was established in 1934, and one of our main aims has always been to promote the wider knowledge of the English language. Over the last 75 years, we have issued many important publications that have set the agenda for ELT professionals, often in partnership with other organisations and institutions. As part of its 75th anniversary celebrations, we are re-launching a selection of those publications online. Many of the messages and ideas are just as relevant today as they were when first published. We believe they are also useful historical sources through which colleagues can see how our profession has developed over the years. Focus on the Teacher Published in 1981, this slim volume is concerned with helping teachers to develop the commitment to and capacity for professional development. In her introduction, Gillian Marsh explains that the chapters that follow do not promote ‘modular, pre-packed solutions’. The contributors focus on different aspects of the teacher training process. Some look at specific methodologies and technologies for the ELT classroom; others at training design; and others at exploring teacher attitudes and motivation. From the latter come recommendations to trainers to use peer feedback and group counselling, and to take account of the affective needs of teachers.

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