Fundamental Issues on In-Service Training among English Foreign Language Teacher in Colleges and Universities
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Internationally as well as China, the in-service training for EFL teachers were not get the more intentions in university level, rarely considered the EFL teacher’s needs, and the effectiveness of in-service training. The purpose of this study is to explore the issues related to In-service training for English Foreign Language Teachers in University. This study utilizes eight university’s EFL teachers were purposively selected for interviews using semi-structured questions. From the interview, the issues can be divided into two categories, internal and external. Internal issues include those such as (1) a lack of interactive activities during in-service training programs, (2) an exorbitant focus on the general content knowledge, paired with very little focus on subject content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge (3) issues related to the design of training programs; and (4) no systematic, reliable, sustainable means of organizing and developing in-service training programs.(5) EFL teachers’ enthusiasm to participate in the kinds of training. External issues include (1) there is usually no department in charge of the in-service training in most universities, (2) training opportunities are very limited; (3) EFL teachers are not active, nor interested in training because of time conflicts and lack of equal opportunity, and (4) EFL teachers are not satisfied with the in-service training and therefore have little enthusiasm for participating in training programs.
In-service training, EFL teacher, internal issues, external issues