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Teacher Training Program

  1. 1. An Original Teacher Training Program<br />By Mica Tucci<br />Monterey Institute of International Studies<br />EDUC 8662: Language Teacher Education<br />Dr. Kathleen M. Bailey<br />January 28, 2011<br />
  2. 2. THE CONTEXT<br /><ul><li>trainees
  3. 3. students
  4. 4. language program</li></ul>THE TRAINING PROGRAM<br /><ul><li>goals
  5. 5. syllabus</li></ul>OUTLINE<br />
  6. 6. The context<br />Trainees: 12 Salvadoran English majors, inexperienced with language teaching (camp counselors)<br />Students: Salvadoran children, ages 8-16, (campers)<br />Language program: Summer camp course to improve students’ speaking, listening, reading, and writing in English. Students and counselors live together in English-only cabins.<br />Training program: One week at the camp, 8 hours per day + evenings, one week before program starts. Equipment: video and audio recorders w/ playback.<br />
  7. 7. More on the trainees<br />Happy and willing to learn…<br />BUT some show fierce loyalty to how they were taught<br />Must meet parents’ goals while entertaining campers<br />
  8. 8. The Training Program<br />GOALS<br />SYLLABUS<br />
  9. 9. GOALS<br /><ul><li>Guiding principle: </li></ul>Knowledge, Skills, Attitude, & Awareness (Freeman, 1989)<br /><ul><li>Guiding principle: </li></ul>Received & experiential knowledge (Wallace, 1991)<br /><ul><li> Guiding principle: </li></ul>Developing autonomy: Reflective practice & cooperative development (Wallace, 1991; Bailey, Curtis, & Nunan, 2001; Glatthorn, 1987)<br /><ul><li> Guiding Principle:</li></ul> Practice what you preach (Wallace, 1991; Freeman, 1987)<br />
  10. 10. Cognitive Goals<br />As a result of taking this course, trainees will…<br />be aware of the ways they were taught foreign language and how these may or may not be effective in the summer camp context.<br />be aware of some current SLA research on how children and adolescents learn foreign languages.<br />be aware of different models of lesson planning and their potential to be effective.<br />be aware of appropriate teacher English use for the classroom.<br />
  11. 11. Performative Goals<br />As a result of taking this course, trainees will…<br />be able to prepare and implement lesson plans across the four skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening for the summer camp.<br />be able to manage a classroom of children in the summer camp context.<br />be able to provide constructive feedback to their peers (fellow trainees) and reflect critically on feedback given to them.<br />be able to lead out-of-class activities for campers for the evenings, in and out of their cabins.<br />
  12. 12. Affective Goals<br />As a result of taking this course, trainees will…<br />feel confident preparing and teaching lessons across the four skills for the language students in the summer camp, including using appropriate classroom language.<br />feel confident leading out-of-class activities.<br />feel comfortable collaborating with each other throughout the course of the summer camp.<br />
  13. 13. SYLLABUS<br />

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