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I futuri insegnanti d’inglese alla scuola primaria

Un’indagine sulla percezione delle competenze

Elisabetta Pavan    Università degli Studi di Padova, Italia    

Sara Gesuato    Università degli Studi di Padova, Italia    

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abstract

In this paper we explore primary school trainee teachers’ perception of their linguistic-communicative competence in EFL and of their training as language teachers. 44 questionnaires were administered and 17 semi-structured interviews were conducted with Italian trainee teachers. The findings revealed that the respondents considered themselves only partly ready to handle pluralistic approaches for teaching in a plurilingual, multicultural and socially fluid context. In fact, while they expressed confidence in their general pedagogical knowledge, they perceived their linguistic-cultural education and training insufficient to enable them to teach English for interactional purposes. A few suggestions are put forward at the end of the paper.

Published
May 24, 2021
Submitted
Oct. 16, 2020
Language
IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-502-5
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-501-8

Keywords: Linguistic competenceTeacher trainingTrainee teachersPrimary schoolCommunicative competence

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