In-service EFL Teacher Development for Technology Integration in Communicative Language Teaching
Keywords:in-service EFL teacher development program, CLT, technology integration in communicative language teaching
In response to the challenges of ASEAN Economic Community 2015, Ministry of Education announced the latest policies to reform teaching and learning English at the basic education level adapting communicative language teaching (CLT)Â flexibly and appropriately to the Thai context, and using information computer technology (ICT) media as a tool to enhance teaching skills and knowledge of teachers. This article deals with the implementation and evaluation a professional development program for technology integration in CLT for 32 in-service EFL teachers from primary and secondary school levels with the foci on 1) evaluation of the in-service EFL teachersâ€™ knowledge and skills in CLT and technology integration in CLT and, 2) the in-service EFL teachersâ€™ experiences with participating in the program. The results show that the post- test scores of the in-service teachersâ€™ knowledge in CLT and technology integration in CLT were significantly higher than the pre-test scores. However, their skills in CLT and technology integration in CLT were at the low level.Â Almost all participants reported having positive experiences with the program.Â
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