"Two heads are better than one" : a new model of team teaching in ESP classes in a Hong Kong Technical Institute

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"Two heads are better than one" : a new model of team teaching in ESP classes in a Hong Kong Technical Institute

 

Author: Tang, Thomas Ming-keung
Title: "Two heads are better than one" : a new model of team teaching in ESP classes in a Hong Kong Technical Institute
Degree: M.A.
Year: 1996
Subject: English language -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- China -- Hong Kong
English language -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- China -- Hong Kong -- Case studies
Teaching teams
Haking Wong Technical Institute
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Dept. of English
Pages: iii, 113 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b1246526
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/3710
Abstract: An attempt was made in this study to examine team teaching and to ask whether or not this teaching approach motivates and enhances technical institute students' learning of English. In order to become more aware of this teaching style, two sets of questionnaires were designed. One aimed at finding the English teachers' opinions. Another aimed at finding the students' interests and preferences in team teaching. The students were attending a one-year full-time Technician Certificate course at Haking Wong Technical Institute. The numbers of respondents of the two surveys were 6 and 41 respectively. The results of these two questionnaires were analysed. Although there were a number of different patterns of perception with regard to English teachers' and students' responses to the various questionnaire sections, there were few very striking differences between the experimented groups. It was concluded that only about 50 per cent of the English teachers supported team teaching whereas over 90 per cent of the students on the course favoured and supported a team teaching approach. They considered that team teaching would enable them to acquire the language more effectively and efficiently than the traditional one-teacher approach.

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