Jonathan Newton: Foreign language teacher education through university-school partnerships
FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHER EDUCATION THROUGH UNIVERSITY-SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS
Date: September 24, 2017 - Sunday
Venue: L6 Meeting Room, SFLEP, Hongkou Campus
Jonathan Newton has worked in language teaching and language teacher education for more than thirty years in both New Zealand and China where he began his teaching career. From 2002 to 2016 he was Programme Director for the BEd(TESOL) twinning programme at Victoria University. He is currently Programme Director for the MA Programme in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, and Second Language Learning and Teaching. His published works include articles and books on second language acquisition, language teaching and teacher education.
Jonathan's research focuses on the following main areas: language teaching methodology and task-based language teaching (TBLT); teacher cognition and professional learning for language teachers; the interface of culture and language in language teaching and learning; language/communication training and materials design for the multicultural workplace. He has published in a range of books, and in journals including: Second Language Research, The Journal of Second Language Writing, Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, System, Language Teaching Research, Journal of Pragmatics, English Language Teaching Journal, Modern English Teacher, and Language Learning.