This study examines the effects of co-teaching model on teachers in a private nursery in Turkey. The data were collected in a private nursery in the city of Siirt. The participants were English language teachers and preschool teachers in the nursery in which a bilingual language model is implemented. The study is qualitative and uses semi- structured interviews and participant observation as data collection methods. Different teaching models are used in bilingual nurseries. Co-teaching is one of them and recently used in different contexts. But it seems that there is a limited research into it. The findings show that co-teaching enhance teachers’ professional development and teaming skills. The findings also indicate that co-teaching enables teachers to improve their teaching skills and creates advantages for teachers. The study suggests that pre-service English language teachers need to have training in teaching young children.
|Subjects||Language and Linguistics|
|Journal Section||Research Article|
|Publication Date||December 31, 2020|
|Application Date||November 20, 2020|
|Acceptance Date||December 8, 2020|
|Published in Issue||Year 2020, Volume 9, Issue 2|