chapter  15
Language teacher education
BySimon Borg
Pages 14

This chapter examines key contemporary themes in the field of language teacher education (henceforth LTE), focusing specifically on the initial preparation and continuing professional development of second (L2) and foreign language (FL) teachers. My scope is broad, and the analysis that follows is not determined by a concern for particular languages, types of teachers and learners, teacher education programmes or geographical contexts. In fact, highlighting the diverse global scope of LTE – and the need for greater connections among its various sectors – is one of my goals here.