Problems and Solutions to Professional Development of Novice College English Teachers: A Case Study on Chinese Local HEIs

Yunjun KONG


The paper aims at exploring four College English novice teachers’ problems in the process of professional development, understanding their consciousness, clarifying their confusion and needs, and then trying to put forward some corresponding countermeasures. Narrative research, case study and interviews were employed to collect data from the four respondents with different backgrounds in three local colleges and universities in China. The research found that the content of novice College English teachers’ professional development consists of professional knowledge, professional skills and professional affection; the process of professional development involves pre-service training, inductive education and practical growth. Then, the paper proposed some suggestions for professional development based on the facts of the individual teachers in Chinese local Higher Education Institutions (hereafter HEIs).


Professional development; Novice College English teachers; Chinese local HEIs

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