Document Type: Journal Articles
Year published: 1996
City published: Hong Kong
Publisher: Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research
The author reports that, though pre-service English teacher trainees are often told to teach English through English, many find teaching English without using the mother tongue impossible in actual teaching situations in Hong Kong. To explore the extent of gap between theory and practice, the author arranged 71 student teachers at sub-degree levels to fill in parallel questionnaires before and after their practicum. How student teachers may deal with this teaching situation is then suggested.