Friday, October 06, 2006

Increased hours

However, less than half of all English teachers in secondary schools actually studied English language or English literature at university.

So, from January next year, trainee teachers in the one-year postgraduate diploma in education will undergo 216 extra hours of training on the technicalities of the language and how to teach it.

I'm hoping to be one of these non-degree secondary-level English teachers, and although I've always been rather worried about my lack of qualifications for the task, I look at this piece of news with some mixed sentiment.

While it's great that there'll be more training to bridge this gap, on a personal level I do hope there's some sort of compensation for the extra hours...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

bye bye louis! i'm bored =P