The Contribution of the Teaching Skills Courses and General Knowledge Courses of the Teacher Trainee Programme in the ELT Department of Uludag University

Emre Bakan


The current study assessed the ongoing English Language Teacher Trainee Programme at Uludag University from the teacher trainees’ point of view. The study aimed to reveal if the teaching skills courses and the general knowledge courses contribute to their goals. Participants were 30 first to fourth year students in the English Language Teaching Programme at Uludag University. Data were conducted by the help of a questionnaire that included three criteria: (1) the importance of the lessons in the learning experience, (2) the contribution of the lessons in the career, (3) the usefulness of the lessons in the personal development. Results revealed that the programme to a great extent doesn’t meet the teacher trainees’ needs and interests. The indicators pointed out that the students need to feel that the programme is important for their professional training, and also they should see that the programme helps them in achieving their goals and is a source of good practical information.

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