Perspectives of preservice foreign language teachers

Academic Article


  • This study reveals distinct differences between perceived proficiency and actual proficiency of foreign language teaching candidates. It indicates that during the foreign language teaching methodology course, candidates developed greater realism about their own abilities and about the need for further language development. The investigation shows how motivations change over time for learning a foreign language, and it provides specific ideas for improving preparation programs for foreign language teaching candidates.
  • Authors

    Published In

  • System  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 22375796
  • Author List

  • Spezzini S; Oxford R
  • Start Page

  • 65
  • End Page

  • 76
  • Volume

  • 26
  • Issue

  • 1