An ESL Adult Course Syllabus - ETAP566T


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This presentation was created for a final project in one of the courses included in my master's program at the State University of New york, SUNY, Albany 1999/00.

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An ESL Adult Course Syllabus - ETAP566T

  1. 1. Final Project Philosophy of TESOL <ul><li>An ESL Adult Course Syllabus </li></ul><ul><li>By Heidi Jones & Buthaina Al-Othman </li></ul><ul><li>May 3, 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>ETAP 566T </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Zaline Roy-Campbell </li></ul><ul><li>The State University of New York, (SUNY), Albany, NY, US – Fall 1999 /2000 </li></ul>May 3, 2000 Heidi & Buthaina
  2. 2. Philosophy of TESOL “A Non-Native” ESL Teacher <ul><li>Student-centered classroom . </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic materials and Technology are essential. </li></ul><ul><li>When presenting grammar explicitly, be simple, clear and accurate. </li></ul><ul><li>Get familiar with students’ cultural background. </li></ul><ul><li>Never allow one student to dominate. </li></ul><ul><li>Correction is essential. </li></ul><ul><li>Post-activities and homework are excellent methods of evaluation. </li></ul><ul><li>Always remember you’re a “facilitator” not a “knower” </li></ul>May 3, 2000 Heidi & Buthaina
  3. 3. A Future Syllabus for EFL Adult Advanced Course <ul><li>Holistic Language Approach with more focus on explicit grammar. </li></ul><ul><li>More Technology to improve pronunciation. </li></ul><ul><li>Use email journal to enhance writing skill. </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate a lot of songs and music. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on culture-specific topics of the target language. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Authentic materials all the time. </li></ul><ul><li>Use real world language that enables Ss to communicate in the target language environment confidently. </li></ul><ul><li>Use homework as a method of evaluation. </li></ul>May 3, 2000 Heidi & Buthaina
  4. 4. Other Syllabus Resources <ul><li>Colleagues Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>( Meetings) </li></ul><ul><li>ESL Students Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>(Questionnaire) </li></ul>May 3, 2000 Heidi & Buthaina
  5. 5. A Future Syllabus for ESL Adult Advanced Course <ul><li>Student generated topics. </li></ul><ul><li>More writing as homework. Journal work. </li></ul><ul><li>More work on idioms and lexical phrases. </li></ul><ul><li>More use of technology. </li></ul>May 3, 2000 Heidi & Buthaina
  6. 6. Philosophy of TESOL A “Native” ESL Teacher <ul><li>All students have an ability to learn, regardless of age. </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar and vocabulary must be presented in a meaningful way. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the student's background knowledge to their advantage. </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate a student centered learning environment </li></ul>May 3, 2000 Heidi & Buthaina
  7. 7. Objectives of the Course <ul><li>Ss should be able to use new pragmatic lexical items/expressions. </li></ul><ul><li>Ss should be able to use some new grammar rules. </li></ul><ul><li>Ss should be able to write better. </li></ul><ul><li>Enforcement of Ss’ speaking skill and confidence. </li></ul><ul><li>Improvement of Ss’ pronunciation along with ease of conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancement of Ss listening and reading comprehensions. </li></ul>May 3, 2000 Heidi & Buthaina
  8. 8. Materials Resources <ul><li>Authentic Materials : </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Conversations between native speakers. </li></ul><ul><li>Scripts from websites </li></ul><ul><li>Lyrics </li></ul><ul><li>Technology: </li></ul><ul><li>Audiotapes </li></ul><ul><li>Videotape </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>OHP </li></ul>May 3, 2000 Heidi & Buthaina
  9. 9. Syllabus Resources (1) Reading <ul><li>Penny Ur, “A Course in Language Teaching.Cambridge University press 1996. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Teaching English as a Second Language”, 99/00 </li></ul><ul><li>“ New Interchange”, Level 1, by Jack C. Richards. </li></ul><ul><li>Lecture Notes from the following courses: ETAP 655T, ETAP 501, ETAP 536, ETAP 632, ETAP 634,ETAP 657, and ETAP653 </li></ul>May 3, 2000 Heidi & Buthaina
  10. 10. Conclusion OR “Jim’s Bag of Tricks” <ul><li>All what we said in this presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Thank you for listening, you can party now” </li></ul>May 3, 2000 Heidi & Buthaina
  11. 11. Syllabus Resources (2) Class Observation <ul><li>Focus on cohesive themes. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on integrating grammar explicitly. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on pronunciation. </li></ul>May 3, 2000 Heidi & Buthaina
  12. 12. Syllabus Resources (3) Teaching Materials Critique <ul><li>“ New Interchange”, Level one.By Jack C. Richards. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Crossroads Café”, </li></ul>May 3, 2000 Heidi & Buthaina