Pre-School Analysis English Area Pre-School 2012
Assessment System• Pre-Assessment • LSRW• Observations while students work on activities and solve problems with peers.• Observer takes notes and records student´s performance on how language is used to communicate.• Two domains of language • Comprehension LR • Production SW• Language Proficiency• Language Acquisition
Needs Analysis HerbolichTarget Needs Learning Needs Objective Subjective How are we going to get from startingNeccessities HW, CW, Destination point to destination? text, IBO 1. New to studentLacks Social Skills Starting 2. Related to student Study habits point 3. Attainment of new lexis Motivation 4. Would it operate 5. Enjoyable and test ?Wants
TESOL Standards• Goal 1, Standard 1 – To use English to communicate in social settings: Students will use English to participate in social interactions• Goal 2, Standard 1 – To use English to achieve academically in all content areas: Students will use English to interact in the classroom• Goal 3, Standard 2 – To use English in socially and culturally appropriate ways: Students will use nonverbal communication appropriate to audience, purpose, and setting• Goal 3, Standard 3 – To use English in socially and culturally appropriate ways: Students will use appropriate learning strategies to extend their sociolinguistic and socio- cultural competence
Language Acquisition vs Language LearningTeacher LL Student LA• Grammar rules • Oral “natural” communication for teachers – Classroom talk proficiency – Teacher talk• Not – Play talk communicative • Pre-reading• Direct • Vocabulary instruction • Pre-Writing• Talk about • Grammar at this age students are knowledge vs unaware of rules communication
Cognitive Science Language Acquisition• Modularity – "mental organ,” (Chomsky, 1975, 1991; Fodor, 1983)• Human Uniqueness – Combinatorial rule system• Language and Thought – Learning to think. Cognitive psychology has shown that people think not just in words but in images.• Learning and Innateness – The sensorimotor abilities – Laws of learning organisms behavioral repertoire.
Finland’s success school reform• T-L system• Well designed and connected• Well-prepared teachers• High quality curriculum• Materials and assessments• The system as a whole learn and improve.
Strategies• Systematic methods• Autonomy• Thinking curriculum• Cooperative learning• Would you be able to learn Japanese by sitting in a Japanese classroom?
Learners• Task- based learners• Phantom learner• Social learner• Dependent learner• Isolated learner
Reflexión• Metodología – Whole Language – Communicative Approach• Calificaciones vs Aprendizaje• Motores fríos• Leche con chocolate
Tips• Preguntemos – ¿Cómo fue la explicación? – ¿Qué pasó? – ¿Cómo lo harías tu?• Afirmaciones – “Quiero que …” – “Es importante que …”