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Developments in the Training of Teachers of English

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This volume dates from 1979 and is a gem for anyone interested in the early days of university level ELT qualifications, especially in the UK.

Norman Whitney’s is the first chapter, in which he asked, with empathy, how ‘foreign applicants’ could be helped to choose the most appropriate course for them.  There follow chapters on the development of courses at Edinburgh, Lancaster, Bangor, Manchester and London.  Ann Hayes offered a portrait of the British Council’s own Teaching Institute in London at the time. Finally, Maria Sticchi Damiani urged teachers to foster a sense of community and spontaneity in the classroom.