It is our pleasure to invite you to a research seminar on pre-service teachers' belief, presented by Dr. Dang Thi Van Anh. Details of the seminar are included below.

Time: 9:45am - 11:30am
Date: 28 November 2019
Venue: A1-1204, Central Building, HCMUTE
Registration: via email at

Pre-service teachers, when entering a teacher education programme, usually hold existing beliefs about subject knowledge, teaching, learning, teachers, and learners. As these beliefs are normally naïve and unrealistic, changes in their initial beliefs have been one of critical aims of teacher education programmes. However, in ESP teacher education contexts, changes in pre-service teachers’ beliefs have been unexplored. In this seminar, pre-service teachers’ initial beliefs about ESP teaching and changes in these beliefs over the time of an ESP teaching methodology course and the practicum in an ESP teacher education programme will be outlined and discussed. The qualitative case study method will also be described in detail to provide an insight into how data for this study were gathered. Findings from this study can deepen understanding of pre-service ESP teachers’ belief changes and provide practical implications for ESP teacher education programmes. 

Dr. Dang Thi Van Anh is a lecturer at Faculty of Foreign Languages, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education. She has a wide range of experiences in English language teaching and teacher training. Her research interests include teacher education, language teaching methodology, ESP, and materials development. She can be reached at