Proficiency and Motivation: Foundation of Pre-service English Teachers’ Professional Identity Development
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- Language Proficiency, Motivation, Pre-service English Teacher, Professional Identity
Each pre-service English teacher is required to be professional as they will teach English subject, moral values, motivate and engage their students in the teaching and learning activities. The purpose of this study was to determine pre-service English teachers’ professional identity viewed from their language proficiency and motivation in entering teacher education program. This research employed survey method and data were gathered through questionnaire. The questionnaire used open-ended and close-ended questions. The stages of analysis consisted of categorizing the responses, numbering them, and analyzing them using content analysis. Utilizing convenience sampling, there were 54 third-year college students getting involved in this study. The results of the study show that there are two cohorts of participants who had not yet taken (53.70%) and had already taken English proficiency test (46.30%) in the university before they conducted school teaching practice. From 25 pre-service teachers having taken EPT, it is found that 52% participants are included in the category of elementary proficiency, 44% participants are included in the category of low intermediate proficiency, and 4% participant is included in the category of high intermediate proficiency. The score range of their EPT classified them into elementary English users. Out of three types of motivation, the dominant motivation to be a teacher is altruistic motivation (62%). These results indicate that pre-service English teachers should empower themselves by acquiring higher English proficiency level since they are expected to teach English in varied school level and increase their motivation so it will implicate on their teaching performance during school teaching practice and post-degree sustainably.
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TY - CONF AU - Firima Zona Tanjung AU - Bachrudin Musthafa AU - Yanty Wirza PY - 2021 DA - 2021/01/02 TI - Proficiency and Motivation: Foundation of Pre-service English Teachers’ Professional Identity Development BT - Proceedings of the 4th Sriwijaya University Learning and Education International Conference (SULE-IC 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 337 EP - 344 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201230.128 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201230.128 ID - Tanjung2021 ER -