Teachers’ background and English language teaching in Hong Kong

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Abstract

In Hong Kong, English instruction begins early and is delivered as a school subject in kindergartens. English teaching approaches are diverse and English Teachers’ background varies greatly among different kindergartens. It is acknowledged that teachers’ background may influence their pedagogical approaches and students’ learning. In the present study, we explore the differences between the teaching content and quality of instruction delivered by English teachers who are native speakers of English or non-native speaker of English. We compare their teaching content and quality of instruction based on lesson observations over one school year in 12 Hong Kong kindergartens. The findings have implications for future professional development in English teaching and learning in early childhood education. Copyright © 2017 ICLLL.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

Citation

Yeung, S. S., & Ng, M. L. (2017, December). Teachers’ background and English language teaching in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Languages, Literature and Linguistics (ICLLL 2017), The Westin Miyako Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan.

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