Identity formation of TEFL graduate students through oral discourse socialization
Ahmadi, Parviz and Abd Samad, Arshad and Noordin, Nooreen (2013) Identity formation of TEFL graduate students through oral discourse socialization. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 3 (10). pp. 1764-1769. ISSN 1799-2591
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This paper reports on academic discourse socialization of several EFL teachers in a TEFL graduate program in Iran through oral discourse practices over the first year of the program. It explores how the professional identity of the in-service teachers is affected by the socialization process, their prior histories and contextual factors. It concludes that dialogical interactions through oral discourse practices are likely to result in re-consideration of their prior professional identity. The paper is likely to make a contribution to our understanding of professional identity construction of EFL teachers in graduate programs as far as academic oral discourse practices are concerned.
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