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The essentials of current methodology for teaching English. (MEC) Gloria Salazar Academic Director, Pragmatic English IATEFL Chile 19-7- 2012
An e-learning course that presents the essentials of current methodology for teaching English as a foreign language. Designed to enrich the practice of the classroom teacher. Contents presented in English: through text, images, animated interviews, and example classes. An online tutor will guide you through the course, communicating with you in either Spanish or English. 8 online modules, about 4 hours each, totaling about 32 hours. The self-paced nature of online courses makes e-learning ideal for busy teachers. MEC - In a Nutshell
Module Overview: Discussion of theories about the teaching and learning of a foreign language. An overview of the various methods that have been dominant over the past 40 years. The arrival of Communicative Language Teaching. THINK-PAIR-SHARE What method or methods do you use in your classroom? Discuss with a person nearby. MODULE 1
Let´s take a look at the 1st Module. The 8 modules have text and audio in English, which gives English teachers the chance to practice their English as they learn methodology.
THEN & NOW ANIMATED INTERVIEWS Interviews that discuss how teaching of English has changed over the years.
Module Overview: Practical methodology to teach listening, the mother of all the skills, with an emphasis on the importance of the Pre-Listening stage. THINK-PAIR-SHARE What do you do before your students listen to a text? Discuss with a person nearby. MODULE 2
A glimpse at the presentation of KEY WORDS, part of the PRE- LISTENING stage, in preparation to understand a conversation at a restaurant. EXAMPLE CLASSES – Listening
QUICK CHECK Throughout the modules Quick Checks test comprehension of contents.
Module Overview: Strategies to teach reading, with an emphasis on the role of the teacher as a facilitator. THINK-PAIR-SHARE In your opinion, is it a good practice to have students reading aloud? MODULE 3
EXAMPLE CLASSES - Reading Let´s look at the part of the example class in the Reading module in which students make predictions about the text they are about to read Earthquake Diary
Module Overview: Methodology to teach speaking and facilitate spoken interaction. Make your classroom a communication- centered classroom. THINK-PAIR-SHARE Can you estimate the percentage of class time that your students spend speaking in English? MODULE 4
Module Overview: How to teach writing efficiently despite limited time: the genre-based approach. THINK-PAIR-SHARE Do you have time to teach writing in your classes? MODULE 5
Module Overview: What is vocabulary? What words should I teach? Why? Strategies, activities, and techniques to teach vocabulary effectively. THINK-PAIR-SHARE How many times do we need to review a new vocabulary item in order for learners to remember it? MODULE 6
Module Overview: How to teach grammar as a part of the process of learning a foreign language. THINK-PAIR-SHARE The teaching of grammar in a foreign language classroom has been a controversial topic. What do you think - should we continue teaching it as we have done in the past? MODULE 7
Module Overview: Assessment for learning, the importance of formative assessment, practical tools to effectively assess your students. THINK-PAIR-SHARE What do you understand by Assessment for Learning? MODULE 8
ASSESSMENT The role of Assessment for Learning in the Teaching/Learning Model
GENERAL INFORMATION More questions? You are kindly invited to visit our website www.pragmaticenglish.com – where you can find Frequently Asked Questions, Testimonials, etc. Want to buy the course for you or for your institution? Get in touch with our partners, Books & Bits. MEC: The Essentials has SENCE code. We hope to hear from you soon. Happy Teaching!