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“We have only to read a few pages of this book to sense the author’s respect for teachers and his desire to provide them with new ways of approaching their profession…Farrell, a former teacher of English as a second language (ESL), is now a widely read author and a respected teacher educator and professor of applied linguistics. He grounds this study in his experience in the classroom as well as on research in his areas of professional expertise.” (Ann Williams, Modern Language Journal)
Ian Gordon Fellow 2016: https://brocku.ca/brock-news/2016/08/brock-professor-receives-world-renowned-fellowship/
Farrell, T.S.C. (2016). From Trainee to Teacher:
Reflective Practice for Novice Teachers. London, UK: Equinox.
Thomas S.C. Farrell’s book, “From Trainee to Teacher” provides practical advice for novice ESL/EFL teachers as they transition from education programs into their first year of teaching. This slim volume offers an approachable, in-depth look into the experiences of novice ESL teachers as they attempt to navigate their first year of professional practice. As a textbook, it is highly successful, written in a style that language education students will find accessible and engaging. As a work of research for teacher educators and program administrators, this book is still successful…In summary, “From Trainee to Teacher” is a valuable contribution to the scholarship on language teacher education. Thomas Farrell makes a persuasive argument about the need for greater support for pre-service and novice teachers, and this volume provides an important part of that support through compelling stories from novice teachers, insightful analysis, and pragmatic advice on the utility of reflective practice.
Review Linguist List 2016