Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney,
This research study had as its focus the impact of a short-term
international experience on teacher language awareness (TLA).
In-country intensive immersion experiences were considered
beneficial for language teacher professional development. This
project examined the Australian teachers' perceptions of their
teaching and home-stay experiences during a three week short-term
international teaching and homestay experience in South Korea.
Findings suggested that teacher language awareness was indeed
heightened through the extra metalinguistic awareness gained through
systematic reflection on teaching and learning events.
Short-term international experiences; teacher
language awareness (TLA); teacher reflection, homestay experience,