Application of the Odir Teaching Model in English-Mediuminstruction (Emi) in College Physical Education: Pre-Service Teacher Perceptions
This qualitative study investigates the perspectives of university physical education instructors who have received bilingual teacher training in response to “The Bilingual 2030 policy” of the Taiwanese government. The strategy promotes bilingualism in higher education, yet Taiwan has a long-standing teacher shortage. Taiwanese teachers' assessment of weak English competence and low self-esteem as instructors is the major reason they don't want to teach bilingually. The article concentrates on three aspects of bilingual teacher training: the difficulties encountered in English-Medium Instruction (EMI) teaching;the ODIR teaching model asthe strategies used to implement EMI teaching, and the efficacy of the training. The research found that the bilingual teacher training program improved Taiwanese instructors'confidence in teaching in EMI. The report also suggests teacher training in technology and EMI teaching materials. Finally, the research stresses the need for a conducive learning environment for teachers and students to adopt bilingual education in Taiwan. Hat training in EMI teaching may help Taiwan's bilingual teacher shortage and the government's bilingualism in higher education goal.
Keywords - Bilingual Education, English-Medium Instruction, Physical Education, Odir Teaching Model, Bilingual 2030 Policy.