Interview1. Other towns lived in2. Married: yes/no3. Present job4. School/College/University5. Interests/Hobbies6. Reason for learning English7. Other foreign languages spoken8. Favorite food9. Pet that you hate10. Last foreign country visited – reason11. (My) good points12. (My) bad points13. Main ambition14. TDC – Why?PETER WATCYN-JONES, Grammar: Games and Activities for Teachers. Penguin Books. Middlesex. 1995.
Course StructureTDC1 - Pedagogical Grammar (1 semester)TDC2 - Writing (2 months) and Phonetics and Phonology (2months)TDC3 - Principles of Language Learning and Teaching (1semester)TDC4 - English Teaching Methodology (3 months) andEducational Technology (1 month)TDC5 - Special Topics in TEFL (2 months) and SupervisedTeaching Practice (STP) (2 months)
TDC 1 – Pedagogical Grammar• Syllabus- An Introduction to Grammar for ELLs- Basic English Grammar: Usage and Terminology- 15 Keys to ELL Grammar- Grammar Questions from ELLs- Sentence Analysis• Grading Policy- Exams- Quizzes- Written Work- Participation
Discussion Topics1. The word grammar has two different meanings. What are they?2. English is also studied by native speakers at school. How does it differ from those who studied it as their second or foreign language?3. What do you know about the history of the English language?
Grammar• [U] (the study or use of) the rules about how words change their form and combine with other words to make sentences• [C] a book of grammar rulesCambridge AdvancedLearners’ Dictionary
Native Speakers X ELLs• Structure • Communication + Structure• Focus on Saying Things • Focus on Words / Better and Avoiding Idioms and Putting this Common Native Errors new Vocabulary Together• No Need for the • Need for the Reasons Reasons Why Why Something is Something is (In)Correct (In)Correct
History of the English Language• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3r9bOkYW9s