Professional Characteristics and Concerns of Instructors Teaching English as Second Language to Adults in Non-Credit Programs in Ontario
AbstractA survey was conducted to describe professional characteristics of instructors teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to adults in non-credit programs in Ontario. This province-wide survey was the first data-gathering phase in a three-phase project leading to the establishment of a protocol and uniform standards for the certification of instructors teaching non-credit Adult ESL in Ontario. The study was initiated by the Teachers of ESL Association of Ontario (TESL Ontario) and conducted in collaboration with the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training. Findings provided detailed descriptions of professional characteristics of1,196 respondents, including their age and gender, educational backgrounds and professional qualifications, teaching experience, employment, conditions of employments, and opportunities for professional development. Professional issues of concern to the instructors and their recommendations for addressing these issues were also summarized.
How to Cite
Sanaoui, R. . . . . . . . . . . (1997). Professional Characteristics and Concerns of Instructors Teaching English as Second Language to Adults in Non-Credit Programs in Ontario. TESL Canada Journal, 14(2), 32–54. https://doi.org/10.18806/tesl.v14i2.684