Deconstructing the Discourse: Understanding the Feedback Event

  • Fiona Copland
Part of the Communicating in Professions and Organizations book series (PSPOD)


Joining an initial English language teacher training course can be exciting, confusing and traumatic all at the same time. It is exciting because it signifies a new start, perhaps a new career, and for many, a different approach to teaching and learning. It is confusing because there is a great deal of ‘jargon’ in English language teaching which trainees need to understand and begin to use. And it is traumatic because in most courses there is a teaching practice element in which trainees try out new skills and have their teaching assessed.


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