Visions, Missions and Beliefs

Slovakia, ID CLEaR2015-275; Teacher training institutions usually have their visions and missions clearly stated in their profiles and teachers in higher education institutions try to comply with these ideas. However, trainees usually have their own beliefs they strongly cling to. The aim of this presentation is to analyse how the beliefs of trainees about learning and teaching foreign languages at the beginning of their training and see how these go together with what the trainers try head for. The presentation is based on the case study of English teacher trainees in Slovakia and reveals their initial perception of teaching profession.