European Policy and Practices in Training Foreign Language Teachers


Mirici I. H.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, vol.30, no.4, pp.42-51, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Title of Journal : HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.42-51

Abstract

Council of Europe aims to disseminate a common European education system based on common practices in every member state. In this dissemination policy, there exist such issues as foreign language teaching, learning and foreign language teacher training practices based on a common system as well. The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CEFR as a common framework; the European Language Portfolio, ELP as a tool for recording and reporting the language competencies of language learners in a standardised manner; and the European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages, EPOSTL as a self-assessment tool for student teachers to evaluate their own achievements according to common standards in their education process have been developed. The Council of Europe Language Policy Division in Strasbourg, France and the European Centre for Modern Languages in Graz, Austria have been pursuing their works in order to disseminate and standardise this common European system successfully and fruitfully. In this study,. the issues on how to reflect the common European standards on to professional achievements of the prospective foreign language teachers have been discussed.