The Challenges of Mentoring Pre-service Teachers of English in Turkey

Gürbüz N.

The Teacher Trainer, vol.23, no.1, pp.20-22, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: The Teacher Trainer
  • Journal Indexes: British Education Index
  • Page Numbers: pp.20-22
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Successful mentoring of TESOL teachers  is a challenging job because it involves three parties (co-operating teachers, supervising teachers and student-teachers) and entails the successful interaction of each party with all the others. An additional, language-related challenge is faced by those being trained in a foreign or second language. The challenge is especially formidible in settings where the mentees have no direct contact with the target language.