Teaching English for Pre-Service Teachers: Principles and Practice Activities

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Anne McLellan Howard, Miyazaki International College

Regular English proficiency tests are often used to determine if teachers are able to use English as a language of instruction, but teaching English in English requires other skills as well. Teachers must be able to use simplified language, restate, and explain things understandably. For students who are planning on becoming English teachers merely memorizing classroom expressions is not enough; they must build these skills. Awareness and practice activities can be effective measures.