Responsibilities and Challenges of Teachers

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In discussing and exploring whether the recent changes and implementation of the Further Education Sector will actually lead to dramatic improvements in the teaching of English to second language learners, one must consider a variety of factors. Some of these factors are subjective such as questions about the dynamic of teachers and student interactions and pedagogical philosophies; some however, are more objective and are concerned with testing requirements and the empirical efficacy of various TESOL tools. What will become clear is that student success lies at the intersection between the formalistic data driven pedagogy of TESOL education and the dynamic interpersonal component of teaching that cannot be tested but is an integral qualitative component of providing such services. In the first instance I am concerned with normative questions about what the role and responsibilities of the teacher ought to be. In the second instance I am interested in exploring the legislative requirements for successfully teaching in the FE Sector. Finally, I will address the interaction between the two sets of requirements as it applies to the practical administration of the new skills sets for both the practioner and the student. The Role and Responsibilities & Challenges of the ESL Teacher I believe that the role and responsibilities of the TESOL educator are unique. They include a responsibility to be fully proficient in the English language. In addition to a responsibility to
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