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American Language Center English for Chad Curriculum Project 2004/2005
About the Center <ul><li>Approximately 300 students </li></ul><ul><li>Currently seven part-time instructors </li></ul><ul>...
Our Staff - Varare Djiadingue
Ocran Anthony
Ali Issa
Yonmon Tchinsala
John Wani
Paul Malkor & Ngaradoum Nahongar Camera Shy: Besba Tong-Pa/ Issa Palkoubou
Elements of the Project <ul><li>Summer Projects (PCV’s) </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Workshop for English teachers August ...
Dr. T. Roger Taylor’s Program <ul><li>Differentiated Instruction approach </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary Learning </l...
Secondary Projects <ul><li>Team Leaders-Curriculum Writing workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Studio work (voice-overs and radio p...
Secondary Projects Continued <ul><li>Chadian stories, myths, traditions, cultural activities, norms, religious observation...
Curriculum Workshops <ul><li>5 Peace Corps Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>ALC Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Ruth Petzold (Regional...
Schedule of Workshop <ul><li>August 31-September 3: In-service training </li></ul><ul><li>Intro to Dr. Taylor’s Curriculum...
In-service week continued <ul><li>Warm-up Activities (Gallagher) </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Large Classes (Petzold) </li><...
Workshop Week Schedule <ul><li>Four sessions daily-0830-1630 </li></ul><ul><li>PCV/ ALC staff Team Leaders </li></ul><ul><...
Why differentiated curriculum? <ul><li>Students learn more effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Students develop motivation for l...
Learning Styles Test <ul><li>Answer each question </li></ul><ul><li>Plot score </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss Gregore’s style c...
Lesson Planning <ul><li>HUNTER’S- 7 STEPS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ANTICIPATORY SET (SCHEMA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>THE O...
Group assignment <ul><li>Divide into groups by grade levels (3-4) </li></ul><ul><li>Create a lesson appropriate for your s...
Project participants <ul><li>Write a one page letter expressing interest in participating. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe what...
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American Language Center 2005-06

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Staff and curriculum project...American Language Center N'Djamena, Chad 2005-2006

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  • wow am really interested by this center which helps my country to learn English,and am happy and i like to go there to see it personally someday when am back from my voyage thanks for the work team and good luck,
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American Language Center 2005-06

  1. 1. American Language Center English for Chad Curriculum Project 2004/2005
  2. 2. About the Center <ul><li>Approximately 300 students </li></ul><ul><li>Currently seven part-time instructors </li></ul><ul><li>Level 1 Beginner-Level 6 Advanced </li></ul><ul><li>Developing TOEFL/Business English </li></ul><ul><li>Private courses for businesses and individuals with special needs </li></ul><ul><li>Current Texts “WORLD ENGLISH” Harcourt/Brace Books 1-6 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Our Staff - Varare Djiadingue
  4. 4. Ocran Anthony
  5. 5. Ali Issa
  6. 6. Yonmon Tchinsala
  7. 7. John Wani
  8. 8. Paul Malkor & Ngaradoum Nahongar Camera Shy: Besba Tong-Pa/ Issa Palkoubou
  9. 9. Elements of the Project <ul><li>Summer Projects (PCV’s) </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Workshop for English teachers August 30-September 17 </li></ul><ul><li>October-May 2005 trial phase of project </li></ul><ul><li>June 2005 Conference and critique of project </li></ul><ul><li>July 2005 revisions of project and materials </li></ul><ul><li>August 2005 publication of curriculum </li></ul>
  10. 10. Dr. T. Roger Taylor’s Program <ul><li>Differentiated Instruction approach </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>English Content (Grammar, language) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Character Education (Ethics/Conflict Res) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>American Studies (Literature/Film/Culture) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Democracy/Human Rights </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Abraham Maslow- “Hierarchy of Needs” </li></ul><ul><li>Howard Gardner’s “Multiple Intelligences” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Secondary Projects <ul><li>Team Leaders-Curriculum Writing workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Studio work (voice-overs and radio production) </li></ul><ul><li>Video Production-English Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Resource writing: dialogues/short-stories/ one act plays etc. </li></ul><ul><li>English Club Handbook: writing/editing </li></ul>
  12. 12. Secondary Projects Continued <ul><li>Chadian stories, myths, traditions, cultural activities, norms, religious observations… </li></ul><ul><li>Summer workshop/camp program development for youth (Summer 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion group programs (English Clubs) </li></ul><ul><li>Website for American Language Center-including ESL links </li></ul>
  13. 13. Curriculum Workshops <ul><li>5 Peace Corps Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>ALC Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Ruth Petzold (Regional English Language Officer) </li></ul><ul><li>25 local teachers one week sessions (2) </li></ul><ul><li>Developing resources and curriculum based on Dr. Taylor’s Curriculum Development Program </li></ul>
  14. 14. Schedule of Workshop <ul><li>August 31-September 3: In-service training </li></ul><ul><li>Intro to Dr. Taylor’s Curriculum Design </li></ul><ul><li>Content Based English Language Training through American Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Internet/Literature materials search </li></ul>
  15. 15. In-service week continued <ul><li>Warm-up Activities (Gallagher) </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Large Classes (Petzold) </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring Others (Petzold) </li></ul><ul><li>Radio/ Language Lab materials creation </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Training Video production </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Review of materials created-Group assignments for Workshop week 1 </li></ul>
  16. 16. Workshop Week Schedule <ul><li>Four sessions daily-0830-1630 </li></ul><ul><li>PCV/ ALC staff Team Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Petit Dejeuner/Lunch provided </li></ul><ul><li>Review of daily activities 1630-1645 </li></ul><ul><li>Housing at SIL-M-F </li></ul><ul><li>Meal allowance 10000 CFA M-F  </li></ul><ul><li>Travel allowance 50 USD  </li></ul>
  17. 17. Why differentiated curriculum? <ul><li>Students learn more effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Students develop motivation for learning </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for different learning styles to be successful </li></ul><ul><li>Provides an opportunity for students to form a larger “world-view.” </li></ul><ul><li>Develops critical thinking skills </li></ul>
  18. 18. Learning Styles Test <ul><li>Answer each question </li></ul><ul><li>Plot score </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss Gregore’s style comparisons </li></ul><ul><li>What are the implications for teaching? </li></ul>
  19. 19. Lesson Planning <ul><li>HUNTER’S- 7 STEPS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ANTICIPATORY SET (SCHEMA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>THE OBJECTIVE AND ITS PURPOSE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>INSTRUCTIONAL INPUT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MODELING </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CHECKING FOR UNDERSTANDING </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GUIDED PRACTICE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>INDEPENDENT PRACTICE </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Group assignment <ul><li>Divide into groups by grade levels (3-4) </li></ul><ul><li>Create a lesson appropriate for your students using the poem by Maya Angelou </li></ul><ul><li>Plans will include product grid description </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate at least two styles of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Add three projects for multiple intelligences </li></ul><ul><li>Include method of assessment </li></ul>
  21. 21. Project participants <ul><li>Write a one page letter expressing interest in participating. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe what part of the program you are interested in. </li></ul><ul><li>Include any special skills or experience you possess that will contribute to the project. </li></ul><ul><li>Indicate if you are willing to participate in an area outside of your first choice. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Fun Stuff!!!

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