Australia, an English-speaking country, offers teacher education courses in TESOL for both domestic and international students in contexts that include English as an Additional Language (EAL, formerly referred to as ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) or International Language (EIL). Different courses have been designed according to whether or not students aim to become qualified to teach in Australian schools and/or in a government-funded Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP). A Master of Teaching and a Bachelor of Education both offer this teaching qualification. For students not seeking a formal Australian teaching qualification – international students, and domestic students who may want to teach international adult students in Australia, teach English overseas and/or upgrade their professional skills – a Master of TESOL is offered. In this chapter, we will describe these two courses against a backdrop of the issues pertaining to teacher education generally and to TESOL teacher education specifically, discuss the strengths and challenges, and suggest ways in which the challenges can be addressed.
|Title of host publication||Current Perspectives on the TESOL Practicum|
|Subtitle of host publication||Cases from Around the Globe|
|Editors||Andrzej Cirocki, Irshat Madyarov, Laura Baecher|
|Place of Publication||Cham, Switzerland|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|