The TESOL Guidelines for Developing EFL Professional Teaching Standards

TESOL International Association developed these guidelines for postsecondary institutions, government agencies, ministries of education, and other entities charged with developing professional teaching standards in an EFL context. TESOL encourages teachers, administrators, policy makers and anyone else who needs these guidelines to use, adapt, and distribute them freely. As the authors point out,
In these guidelines for developing EFL standards, TESOL International Association uses its resources both human and material, accumulated knowledge, and experience in the field to create a new document, the sharing of which, and not exportation, is perceived as a positive result of globalization rather than of linguistic, cultural, academic, or educational imperialism. It is the result of TESOL International Association’s continuous work in the creation of teaching and learning standards.
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