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E-Professional Development of Language Teachers
Thai Government annually spends a large budget on in-serviced English teachers to improve their knowledge and skills in language teaching. Nevertheless, these top-down teacher training programs activities may not be able to effectively contribute to language teachers due to their individual needs, problems and local contexts. In order for in-serviced English language teachers in Thailand to gain more practical knowledge and skills, it is essential for them to consider the use of current advanced ICT technologies for their lifelong professional development (E-Teacher Professional Development). This paper is intended to address objectives, framework and design of professional development recommended by well-known English language teaching and learning institutions such as TESOL International Association, Cambridge Teacher Training and Oxford Teacher Training. Technologies related to teacher professional development are also suggested for English language teachers to continuously improve their specific knowledge and skills.
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