Conversation Analysis in Language Teacher Education: An Approach for Reflection Through Action Research

@article{Hale2018ConversationAI,
  title={Conversation Analysis in Language Teacher Education: An Approach for Reflection Through Action Research},
  author={Chris Carl Hale and Alexander Nanni and Daniel M. Hooper},
  journal={Hacettepe University Journal of Education},
  year={2018},
  volume={33},
  pages={54-71}
}
This paper outlines a practical approach for professional language teachers in secondary and adultlearning contexts to enhance their reflective teaching practices through conversation analysis-based action research. Conversation analysis (CA) can provide English as a foreign or second language (EFL/ESL) teachers with insights into not only classroom-discourse dynamics but also the language-learning processes of their learners. As exposure to CA becomes increasingly common in language teacher… 

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