The lecture today was about second language teacher education. Sometimes, you will find that the theories in this field are kind of abstract but also essential to your teaching practices in the future.
The most impressive theory is about the problem of mindset of some language teachers. That is, although these teachers may have already received training programmes about the new teaching methods, such as the communicative teaching method, which might be a popular one nowadays, they may still persist on the traditional teaching methods. This could bring no good to students, especially when the learners have to improve their language proficiency. This is particularly the case for students who have the need to obtain communicative skills. In this case, it would be necessary for teachers to change their traditional teaching methods and also do self-reflection of their work. Apart from this, the colleagues of these teachers can also play a role in evaluating the teaching work in classroom. By doing this, the negative influence of the mindset in teaching would be lessened gradually.
To sum up, the second language teacher education is a course of great value.