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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2022, 5(20); doi: 10.25236/FER.2022.052002.

Revisiting Foreign Language Teachers’ Professional Competence from the Perspective of Human Identity


Liu Yumei1, Liu Qiaochu1, He Dingxiang2

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Liu Yumei

1School of Foreign Languages, Lingnan Normal University, Zhanjiang, China

2Zhanjiang No. 2 Middle School, Zhanjiang, China


Teacher competence is the foundation of teachers’ professional development, the beacon of student competence improvement, and the guarantee of teaching quality. Teachers are human beings first, and then teachers. From the identity of teachers as social, professional, and educative beings, this article aims to discuss the role and significance of teachers’ competences of empathy, loving life, interdisciplinary knowledge, recognizing textual themes, assessing and improving teaching, educating people with values and thinking critically on culture, which can analyze the essence of teachers’ competence and decipher the new connotation of foreign language teachers’ professional competence.


Human Identity, Foreign Language Teachers’ Professional Competence, Teachers’ Professional Development

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Liu Yumei, Liu Qiaochu, He Dingxiang. Revisiting Foreign Language Teachers’ Professional Competence from the Perspective of Human Identity. Frontiers in Educational Research (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 20: 8-14. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2022.052002.


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