Teaching Practices In Order To Promote Verbal Interaction : Pre-service Teachers Reflections : A Preliminary Survey Study

Fernando Rubio David Schwarzer


The fact that most students finish mainstream compulsory education in Spain without having developed the ability to verbally communicate in English as a foreign language is a matter of great concern in the Spanish context. As part of their 45-day student teaching experience, 63 student teachers from the Andalusia region (southern Spain) filled in an observation tool designed as a questionnaire about their cooperating teacher's classroom practices in teaching speaking in their English as a foreign language class. The goal of the observation tool was to help them
reflect on their own practice. Conclusions of importance for teachers and researchers will be provided in the present study.

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