UNIVERSIDAD PEDAGÓGICA EXPERIMENTAL LIBERTADOR INSTITUTO PEDAGÓGICO DE CARACAS DEPARTAMENTO DE IDIOMAS MODERNOS PROGRAMA DE INGLÉS CÁTEDRA DE LINGUISTICA DIDÁCTICA DEL INGLÉS Professor: Nahir Aparicio Participant: Pérez, Veruska Caracas, November 2011
Content–based Instructionrefers to an approach tosecond language teaching inwhich is organized around thecontext or information thatstudents will acquire, ratherthan around a linguistic orother type of syllabus.
Principle 1• People learn a second language more successfully when they use the language as a means of acquiring information. (motivation)Principle 2• Content-based instruction better reflects learners’ needs for learning a second language. (academic studies)
• CBI addresses the role of language as a vehicle for learningLanguage is content. Centrality of linguistic entities longer than single text -and sentences. discourse- based • In a CB class, students are often involved in activities thatLanguage use draws on link the skills. integrated skills • The purpose may be academic, vocational, social, or recreational but it gives direction, shape, and meaning toLanguage is discourse and texts.purposeful
The language curriculum is baseddirectly on the academic needs ofthe students and generally followsthe sequence determined by aparticular subject matter indealing with language.
Objectives in CBI comes from the Theme-Based Intensive Language Course (ILC): a) To activate and develop existing English language skills.Objectives b) To acquire learning skills and strategies that could be applied in future language development opportunities. c) To develop general academic skills applicable to University studies in all subject areas. d) To broaden students’ understanding of English- speaking peoples. (Brinton et.al, 1989;32)
Knowledgeable in the subject matter. Keep context and comprehensibility. Responsible for selecting and adapting authentic materials. Become autonomous. Be collaborative. Activate interpreters of input.Willing to explore alternativelearning strategies. Willing to seek multipleinterpretations of oral and writtentexts. Willing to tolerate uncertainty.
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