chapter  7
15 Pages

Equipping the Teacher and the Learner

ByYoke Sim Fong

In this chapter, based on my research on learners from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and informed by two decades’ experience of teaching them, I highlight some possible ways curriculum, pedagogy and community can converge to better equip teachers and PRC learners as the latter transition from an English as a Foreign Language to an English as a Second Language/English as an International Language context. The different sections will seek to discuss the following topics: what to expect and how to support learners, what to aim for and how to guide goal-setting, and what/how to teach and how/where to get help. The final section demonstrates some of these issues and actions via a sample lesson outline.