Micro-teaching videos in EFL teacher education methodology courses: Tools to enhance English proficiency and teaching skills among trainees


SAVAŞ P.

3rd International Conference on New Horizons in Education (INTE), Prague, Czech Republic, 5 - 07 June 2012, vol.55, pp.730-738 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 55
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.09.558
  • City: Prague
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Page Numbers: pp.730-738
  • Keywords: English as a Foreign Language, Digital Videos, Micro-teaching, Teacher Education, PRESERVICE

Abstract

The main goal of the study presented in this paper was to investigate the opinions of 40 prospective English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers about the effectiveness of micro-teaching videos in two English language teaching methodology courses. The study was conducted at a state university in Turkey and the data collection was mainly done via a questionnaire. Quantitative data analysis done on participants' responses to the questionnaire items show that absolute majority of participants believed in the usefulness of micro-teaching videos. The paper reports and discusses the English proficiency and English teaching skills enhanced by micro-teaching videos in detail.