Sunday 2:15 - 3:05 PM
Program Design for Training Primary English Teachers in Taiwan
Yuan Ze University, Taiwan
English will be officially taught in primary schools in Taiwan in the
year 2000. However, there is a great shortage of primary English teachers.
In order to meet the demand and at the request of the county government,
Yuan Ze University secured the permission from the Ministry of Education
and started an English teacher training program in September 1998. Yuan
Ze is the first university which started a credit program for primary English
teachers in Taiwan. There are 169 participants in this thirty-credit program.
Based on her practical experience of running this English teacher training
program, the author discusses the rational concept, course design, and
administrative support of this program, and offers suggestions for those
universities which plan to run a similar program.