This chapter serves as an introduction to the LPATE training courses initiated by the HKSAR Government to provide in-service teachers of English with developmental and proficiency programmes. The current chapter provides a theoretical foundation highlighting the necessity for teacher professional development through training courses. This chapter then outlines the LPATE training courses provided for in-service teachers in Hong Kong between 2001 and 2005. Various modules put on by different course providers and the details of information on these modules are provided, including purpose of the training courses, the number of trainees enrolled and the attainment rate across different institutions. The chapter ends with remarks from trainees to illustrate how the training courses were perceived by course takers. Copyright © 2018 Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
|Title of host publication
|High-stakes testing: The impact of the LPATE on English language teachers in Hong Kong
|David CONIAM, Peter FALVEY
|Place of Publication
|Published - 2018