Revitilazing EFL Teachers’ Professional Development in Europe through Innovative Programs is a Marie Curie Career Integration Grant supported by the European Commission. This is a 4-year grant which will be completed in October, 2018.
The EFL Teachers Project aims to make significant contributions to the foreign language learning endeavors of people in Europe, particularly in Turkey. Unlike traditional research which generally looks at language learners’ characteristics and teachers’ instructional practices in the classroom, this project takes EFL teachers as the starting point with the standpoint of: “language teachers themselves are language learners, too.”
The EFL Teachers Project has four objectives to achieve:
- to investigate foreign language teachers’ professional development activities in Turkey in order to identify any needs for new professional development programs,
- to analyze the current professional development practices in two purposefully-chosen European countries: Italy and Sweden,
- to create new professional development programs (e.g., webinars and workshops), and an interactive website that will include resources for professional development based on these needs, and
- to share the programs with the target population and the general public.