English Language Teacher Self-Efficacy Beliefs

Michael Karas, OCELT
October 17, 2024
8:00 – 9:00 pm EDT

How does language teaching confidence impact what teachers do in the classroom? How is language proficiency related to language teaching?

This webinar looks at English language teacher self-efficacy beliefs (i.e., teachers’ confidence in their own capabilities to enact different teaching tasks). It discusses what self-efficacy beliefs are, why they are so important, and how they can impact teachers and students in the classroom.

The key points to be covered in this webinar are:

  • the relationship between teacher language proficiency and self-efficacy,
  • the variables that contribute to teachers’ self-efficacy, and
  • self-efficacy and professional development.

Webinar Type: Research

Categories: Health/Mental Health, Language Teacher Cognition, Language Teacher Education (LTE)

Teaching Sectors: All sectors

Participant Level: No previous knowledge required

About the Presenter

Michael Karas is an assistant professor of Applied Linguistics at Brock University. He has worked as an English language teacher and (language) teacher educator for 15 years in South Korea, China, and Canada. His research interests include English language teacher self-efficacy, learner silence and reticence, and synthesis/meta-analysis work.

Website: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=DkgYfq0AAAAJ&hl=en

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