New Skills In English

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Presentation by Terry Philips at the ELT conference/ Khartoum University and British Council/ Sudan/ 1-3 March 2010

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New Skills In English

  1. 1. New Skills in English by Terry Phillips and Anna Phillips
  2. 2. New Skills in English <ul><li>What do you notice about: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the organization of the theme? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the contents of each section? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>lesson headings? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>exercise headings? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>exercise types? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>vocabulary? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>grammar? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>skills and sub skills? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What are the similarities and differences between New SIE and... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>other EAP materials? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>other General English materials? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>current SIE, if you are familiar with it? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What features of the book: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>will make it easy to use? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>might cause you problems? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Receptive Skills:Top Down <ul><li>Schemata </li></ul><ul><li>Real world knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Hypothesis </li></ul><ul><li>Hypothesis vs contents </li></ul>
  4. 4. Receptive Skills: Bottom Up <ul><li>Pragmatic meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Grammatical meaning vs hypothesis </li></ul><ul><li>Grammatical meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Meaningful units </li></ul>
  5. 5. Productive Skills <ul><li>researched </li></ul><ul><li>meaning </li></ul><ul><li>into </li></ul><ul><li>rehearsed </li></ul><ul><li>words </li></ul><ul><li>+ specific discourse structure </li></ul>
  6. 29. New Skills in English <ul><li>Transferable skills </li></ul><ul><li>Transferable vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Transferable knowledge </li></ul>
  7. 30. New Skills in English <ul><li>Four levels plus Starting Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>from False Beginner to IELTS 6.5 = A2/B1 to C1/C2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>over 300 hours of tuition per level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>many routes through material for fewer hours </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Full workbook for each level </li></ul>
  8. 31. New Skills in English <ul><li>Ten knowledge themes per level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Psychology and Sociology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work and Business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science and Nature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Physical World </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Culture and Civilization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arts and Media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sports and Leisure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nutrition and Health </li></ul></ul>
  9. 32. New Skills in English <ul><li>Four skills sections per theme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Listening </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>to lectures and talks; note taking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speaking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>preparation for oral presentation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>preparation for participation in tutorials </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>for academic research; note taking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>academic assignments of all discourse types </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 33. New Skills in English <ul><li>Extra lessons in every theme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Everyday English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>practice in conversational functions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge Quiz </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>reviewing information and vocabulary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portfolio Work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>integrated skills work </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>allows students to build a body of own work </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 34. New Skills in English <ul><li>Five lessons per skill </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Vocabulary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>for schemata, knowledge, vocabulary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Real-time practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>‘ have a go’ at the target skills while revising learnt skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Learning new skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>highlighting and practising new skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. Grammar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>specific grammar knowledge for the skill </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5. Applying new skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>parallel activity to real-time task </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 35. New Skills in English <ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>for each skill section </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for each lesson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for each exercise </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Extra exercises in the TB </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to introduce the lesson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to close the lesson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for weaker students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for more able students </li></ul></ul>
  13. 36. New Skills in English

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