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  • Assigned gives structure to work with in\n\nAssigned doesn’t allow full freedom\n\nIf you like structure it is helpful, especially the first time\n\nExpectations could be detailed\n
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  • Tennis is one unit in a project on sports\nSubtopics could span several units\nThey can tie the whole series together\n
  • sufficiently broad or narrow depending on time\n\n\n
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  • There are other download packages but they generally cost money\nSimplemind\niMind\nA free mac appFreeplane \n
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  • Is the goal passing a test?\nIs the goal learning about some specific topics?\nIs the goal Language Skill acquisition. \nThe sections should remain flexible.\nThey are are still guidelines at this point.\n
  • Is the goal passing a test?\nIs the goal learning about some specific topics?\nIs the goal Language Skill acquisition. \nThe sections should remain flexible.\nThey are are still guidelines at this point.\n
  • Is the goal passing a test?\nIs the goal learning about some specific topics?\nIs the goal Language Skill acquisition. \nThe sections should remain flexible.\nThey are are still guidelines at this point.\n
  • Is the goal passing a test?\nIs the goal learning about some specific topics?\nIs the goal Language Skill acquisition. \nThe sections should remain flexible.\nThey are are still guidelines at this point.\n
  • Where you are GOING is more important than where you are starting!\nLanguage skills must be taught systematically\nRecycle grammar\nKeep in mind: are you meeting the expectations of the students, bosses, parents?\nFor our projects we are creating a fun format for learning\n
  • You can use the book material\nor simply use the grammar and language skill layout\n\nWith adults I recommend the later then you don’t need to buy the book to repeat the project.\nIt is substantially more work.\n
  • Fewer units should equal deeper teaching\nMore units requires quicker teaching quicker = more shallow or more light\nThat is not good or bad\nDepth is dependent on students ability and your ability\n
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  • Notice connections in nations that play soccer, cricket, and rugby\nHistorical importance\n
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  • What I am teaching will of course depend on the factors mentioned earlier\n\n
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  • Materials include lesson plan; game/activity descriptions; worksheets/homework; quizes \n
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  • Esl classroom session one a teaching project

    1. 1. ESL and the Classroom
    2. 2. ESL and The Classroom
    3. 3. ESL and The ClassroomSession 1:Teaching ProjectSession 2:ClassroomManagementSession 3:Teaching Projects
    4. 4. Session 1: Teaching Project
    5. 5. Session 1: Teaching ProjectWhat is a Teaching Project?How do we choose a project/theme?What does a project need?Creating a teaching project.Build around language skills
    6. 6. Teaching Project:
    7. 7. Teaching Project:Short Term Class projectIn addition to regular material -usuallyGenerally theme basedA way to provide more knowledge
    8. 8. Teaching Project: Goals
    9. 9. Teaching Project: GoalsA variety of ways to use languageIntroduce new languageIntroduce new ideasBasically: Broaden their world viewPick a theme and HAVE FUN!!!
    10. 10. Identifying A Teaching Theme Methods of “Selection”
    11. 11. Theme Selection: Methods
    12. 12. Theme Selection: MethodsAssignedMaterial DrivenTheme Driven
    13. 13. Theme Selection: Assigned
    14. 14. Theme Selection: AssignedGiven by managementFlexibility is constrainedLess or More Stress? it Depends...Likely comes with specific expectations!
    15. 15. Theme: Material Driven
    16. 16. Theme: Material DrivenIt could be class materialor prepared materialMUCH LESS prep than self-generatedLess prep = less opportunity forcreativity
    17. 17. Theme: Self-Selected
    18. 18. Theme: Self-SelectedAllows Great freedomBe creativeTake it step-by-step “ ”Be aware of hidden expectationsHAVE FUN!!!
    19. 19. Keys to a Good Theme
    20. 20. Keys to a Good ThemeStudents: Interest,desires, abilitySchoolsRequirementsAmount of TimeYOUR Interests!
    21. 21. Keys to a Good ThemeStudents: Interest,desires, abilitySchoolsRequirementsAmount of TimeYOUR Interests!
    22. 22. What Makes a Good ThemeSports Outdoor Basketball Activities teamsAnimals Oceans FamousNature cities FoodsPlanets Musical Countries instrumentsFish Baseball Religions teams
    23. 23. What Makes a Good ThemePainters Historical Pets eventsVerbs Vegetables ScienceFamous experiments Coffeewriters Trees ToysMusic styles FlowersSocial issues Fruits
    24. 24. What Makes a Good ThemeCities w/ Shoes History of...Sport Teams Fishing Parts of ....Clothing Famous How to...Fashion Companiesstyles AND THE Wars LIST GOESCUlture ON! LiteratureArchitecture
    25. 25. Every Theme has Topics
    26. 26. Every Theme has TopicsThemes are the main ideasThemes have related areas - topicsThemes provide good opportunities toexpand language skillsBooks don’t usually offer these chanes
    27. 27. Themes Topics & Sub-topics
    28. 28. Themes Topics & Sub-topics
    29. 29. Good Themes?
    30. 30. Good Themes?Students age/ability and interestsDuration of ProjectYour available time to prepareYour ability( it greater than you think)Whether it fits with you language topicsMore diversity allows more use
    31. 31. Selecting THE Theme
    32. 32. Mind Mapping
    33. 33. Mind MappingIdea GenerationIt is done quicklyStarts with Main Idea at centerAdd branches for each idea
    34. 34. Mind Mapping
    35. 35. Mind MappingYou don’t need fancy softwareUse Shapes in wordA pencil and Paper!Available Software (web based):mapmyself.com and bubbl.usAll Platforms (with Chinese): XMind
    36. 36. Why Use Mind Mapping?
    37. 37. Why Use Mind Mapping?It helps organize ideasIt organizes informationThis helps narrow down possible themesThe foundation for outlining the projectDoesnt tell you your theme just helps!
    38. 38. Tennis: An Example
    39. 39. Planning Your Project
    40. 40. Planning The Project
    41. 41. Planning The ProjectSet the Goal: Whatdo you want toaccomplish?Divide Theme intoreasonable sectionsDevelop Subtopics
    42. 42. Establishing the Goal
    43. 43. Establishing the GoalPassing a pre-determined testLearning specific language skillsGaining specific knowledgeCreating an fun format for learningEither Way: Systematically teach skills
    44. 44. Language Skills
    45. 45. Language SkillsHow are we getting the language portion?If you have textbooks use the project toMOSTLY reinforce thatNo textbooks? Build on an appropriatelevel bookCreate your own!(NOT easy!But satisfying!)
    46. 46. Divide Theme into topics!
    47. 47. Divide Theme into topics!Think like a puzzleEach Topic should stand on its ownA topic is a “unit”Fewer units=deeper teachingHow much to teach depends on abilities
    48. 48. Building out Subtopics
    49. 49. Building out SubtopicsSubtopics: GO CRAZY!!!The more the better!Go unit-by-unit; step-by-step; !Take your time!Start thinking about activities/handouts/games
    50. 50. Resources and Activities
    51. 51. Resources and Activities
    52. 52. Resources and ActivitiesResourceGuidelinesResourcesWhere to getthem
    53. 53. Resource Guidelines
    54. 54. Resource GuidelinesAge Range Students abilitiesClassroom StudentsTechnology motivationsStudents Interest Your abilitiesProject Duration Topic NeedsDuration of each What is suitable?class
    55. 55. Resources and Activities
    56. 56. Resources and Activities Posters Physical Activities Flashcards Group/Pair-work Worksheets Videos Fun Activities Small Projects Songs Quizzes/Tests Games ....
    57. 57. Where to find?
    58. 58. Where to find?Google! iteslj.org/ (free)Buy a simple set of esl-library.comflash cards (NT$1667/yr)Activity Resource taiwanenglish.combooks (free)Coloring books eslgamesworld.com (freeish) PPTDevelop your own! games
    59. 59. A Sample Sports
    60. 60. Possible Terms
    61. 61. Possible TermsBall Swing Worn OutNet Toss DrainedCourt Forehand HardRacket Backhand SoftHit Tired SponsorshipRun Thirsty Judge
    62. 62. What am I teaching?
    63. 63. What am I teaching?Where is ...played?What is your favorite sport?...is a famous tennis event.He likes to use a forehand.Conversational Usage
    64. 64. Lets Build Our Own
    65. 65. Your Teaching Project
    66. 66. Guidelines
    67. 67. GuidelinesGroups of 4Each Group: 12 hrs of materialEach Group: 20 min presentationProject OutlineMaterial for 4 classes
    68. 68. Examples
    69. 69. ExamplesA really good lesson plan templateLots and Lots of real lesson plansCheck word for templates
    70. 70. Outline
    71. 71. OutlineClass-by-classOverview portionObjective portion
    72. 72. Group Assignments
    73. 73. Group AssignmentsGroup 1: 12 Hours of content forintermediate elementary school. 12 1hrclassesGroup 2: 12 hours of content forintermediate adults. 6 2hr classes
    74. 74. Group Assignments
    75. 75. Group AssignmentsGroup 3: 12 Hours of content for basickindergarten. 24 1/2hr classes.Group 4: 12 hours of content foradvanced elementary school.16 45min classes.
    76. 76. Group Assignments
    77. 77. Group AssignmentsGroup 5: 12 Hours of content foradvanced kindergarten. 12 1hr classes.Each Person needs about 4hrs ormaterial.

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