A study of english language teacher trainees' perceptions regarding their degrees of confidence of their content knowledge and their practical knowledge
Casteletti Solari, Bianca
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This study aims at exploríng Engl!sh language teacher trainccs' perceptions of their dcgrccs of confidcncc with rcgards to thcir contcnt knowledgc and practica! knowlcdgc. To this end, a mixed mcthods approach was applicd. In ordcr to explore thc participants' pcrccptions. in more dctail. this study was focuscd in two major categorics: 1) Content Knowledge; 2) Practica! K1h•wlcdge W1thm the category of Contcnt Knowlcdgc, six sub-catcgorics werc pre e��tabhshed: 1) Grammar of the languagc; 2) Phonology and Phonetics; 3) Lcxis; 4) Pragmatics; 5) Sccond languagc acquisition thcorics; 6)Mcthods. Thc data collcction mcthods comprisc: 1) a survey that was administcrcd to 41 participants from two different universitics; 2) a group intervicw that was conducted with two groups of thrce participants each. Thc findings suggcst that Engh:,h language teachcr trainccs who participatcd in this study show high degrces of confidencc m the arcas of pragmatics and methods; convcrscly. partieipants show low dcgrces ar confidence in thc arcas of grammar of the languagc and practica! lnowlcdge.