A: Bu ne?
Bu ne: What’s this?
Kalem: a pen/pencil
• How did you make meaning during this short
foreign language session?
• What were some of the contextual cues that
helped you make meaning?
• What type of drills your instructor used during
the lesson? What language skills were
integrated during this session?
• Any questions about your text evaluation? See me
after class or during the break.
• Please report back your progress in your blogs and
arrange a meeting with me if you have any questions.
• Discussion Facilitation by Gina and Jenn
• Writing Across the Borders Documentary and the
follow-up discussion on working with linguistically
diverse students’ on the writing environments
• Talking About Teaching demos
Key ideas/concepts from
Chapter 9 and 10
• What are the four language related realities
Kuma describes? Describe each of them.
• What is “contextual cues”
• Define the speech act theory.
• What’s the main criticism towards the
separation of skills in language teaching?
Writing Across Borders: A documentary by
Oregon State University.
• How does culture play out in writing?
• How do we assess ESL students’ writing?
• What kinds of teaching practices
advantages/disadvantages ESL students?
Demo/Drama 20% (can be done in
• a) Description of the context (3-5 minutes): This includes a detailed description of the students
(nationality, age, gender, language level etc.) and the teaching context (urban, rural, international,
pull out classroom, a bilingual program, sheltered English, mainstream language arts etc.). Prior to
the beginning of your demo, you may give your classmates specific roles as English language learners
by handing out scenarios. Also, please include the course objectives and the skills and knowledge
that you want your students to acquire.
• b) Teaching (10-15 minutes): Take about 10-15 minutes to teach a unit focusing on an area of your
interest (speaking, listening, writing, or integrated skills,). If there are any materials that you would
like the class to read, please give them to your classmates at least one day before your demo day.
• c) Reflection (5-10 minutes): For this component, you are asked to reflect on your teaching practice
by commenting on the choice of your materials, teaching method and exchanges you had with your
students. This is when you and your group mates will reflect on your teaching. Some of the questions
you may consider in this reflection part are as follows: What was the most rewarding experience for
you? How did your students receive your teaching? What reading materials helped you construct your
teaching plan and teaching philosophy? In what ways can you improve this class?
REVIEW THE PORTFOLIO COMPONENTS
• Bilingual education by Garcia
• Chapter 11 and 12
• Teaching Demo decisions