Challenges Faced and the Strategies Adopted by a Malaysian English Language Teacher during Teaching Practice

Muhammad Kamarul Kabilan, Raja Ida Raja Izzaham

Abstract


In this paper, the reflections on distinct and crucial teaching practices of a pre-service English language teacher are presented and examined. The focus of this paper is on three aspects of class teaching that the teacher found presented a challenge during her teaching practice. For each aspect, the nature of the difficulties and the challenges are described and deciphered. In addition, various strategies that the teacher explored and experimented in order to meet those challenges are outlined and elucidated in terms of their effectiveness. This process is interwoven with the nurturing of pedagogical knowledge of the teacher, which is developed from her reflective practices. This paper also highlights some of the teacher’s plans and thoughts on dealing with those challenges in the future. Implications for teaching practice are also discussed.


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English Language Teaching       ISSN 1916-4742 (Print)   ISSN  1916-4750 (Online)

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