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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Bonnie Mennell


This paper is a guidedbook for novice teachers of English as a Foreign Language abroad. Each chapter and subsection is introduced by a letter from a different inexperienced teacher who has stumbled upon some perplexing aspect of the job. The guide is divided into four chapters which follow a chronological sequence of experiences likely to be encountered by the beginning teacher abroad. The first chapter deals with finding a job, and putting it into perspective with regard to approaches and teaching­ learning assumptions. The second chapter is concerned with gaining both theoretical and personal perspectives on learning, teaching, language, and language acquisition. Chapter three offers some explanation of curriculum, explores three syllabus types (structural-grammatical, situational, and functional), and presents a lesson planning format. Chapter four is a collection of materials and techniques for use in the classroom.


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