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ELT in the Korean Classroom Presented by Nicole Long Good teaching is one fourth preparation and three-fourths theater. Gail Godwin
Lecture Content Introduction activity Difficulties facing conversation teachers Methodology Activity ideas Materials and resources Classroom organization English Through English Time savers
Introductory Activity 1. Introduce yourself to the person sitting next to you. 2. Make two true statements and one false statement about yourself and tell your partner. 3. Try to guess which statements are true and which are false.
Difficulties Facing Conversation Teachers o Preferences for traditional education o Curriculum limitations o Large class sizes o Assessment requirements
Current Methodology "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." - William Ward
Current Methodology Defining Conversation in the classroom Vocabulary Grammar Pronunciation including fluency and intonation Safety and confidence Controversy in the classroom Communicative English vs. “Grammatical” English Communicative English vs. “Grammatical” English International English (IE) vs. Native Speaker International English (IE) vs. Native Speaker
Current Methodology Teacher centered Student centered Lecture format Activity/task based Students are passive Students are active Formulated materials Student oriented materials Teacher provides knowledge Facilitator guides learner “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” but the lighting of a fire.” - William Butler Yeats
Current Methodology PPP Present the target language Present the target language Practice in a limited capacity Practice in a limited capacity Produce the target language in an activity Produce the target language in an activityTask-Based Students complete a Students complete a task without a specifically controlled language target. task without a specifically controlled language target.
Current Methodology Current Methodology Learning Styles Visual learners Auditory learners Kinesthetic/Tactile learners Multiple Intelligences logical/mathematical, logical/mathematical, interpersonal, interpersonal, intrapersonal, intrapersonal, musical, musical, kinesthetic, kinesthetic, naturalist, naturalist, linguistic, linguistic, and visual/spatial and visual/spatial
Current Methodology Social or Emotional Intelligence/Learning Psychologist and author Daniel Goleman popularized the termDaniel Goleman "emotional intelligence“ in Lack of emotional intelligence in students may result in; Shyness or insecurity Aggressiveness Hypersensitivity Apathy
ActivitiesActivities Game Boards
ActivitiesActivities Role Play
ActivitiesActivities Ranking and Negotiating activities Example; 1. We are going to be trapped on an island. 2. What 10 items should we bring? 3. Who should we bring? 4. What do we need to build?
ActivitiesActivities Story Telling Put picture/word cards together to make a story Create a story from one picture/word/headline Finish a partial story Re-order sentences Change an establish story format or content
Activities Using Familiar Games for Education Pictionary Charades Twister Clue Life Go Fish Puzzles
ActivitiesActivities Debates Have individual students or groups debate two sides of an issue. 1. Make certain that the topic is appropriate for the age and language ability 2. Give time and materials to let the students fully understand the topic 3. Provide examples of debate language and formats
ActivitiesActivities Music Activities Fill in the blanks Strips of paper TranslatingPurposesPhonetics Intonation and rhythm Listening comprehension
Materials and Resources
Materials and Resources Website Resources BBC Learning English DiscoverySchool Puzzlemaker ESL Lounge Dave’s ESL Café Karen’s ESL Partyland
Materials and Resources Conversation teacher’s Survival Bag Dice and markers Board markers/chalk Colored Markers Reusable card games Dictionary Speaker’s ball Candy
Classroom Organization and Management 1. Create semi-permanent teams for class activities and management 2. Use partner and small group activities 3. Be consistent in discipline and reward 4. Keep an ‘English Zone’ in the class 5. Routine can be helpful but occasional surprises keep students from becoming bored.
Teaching English Through English 1. Train your students to respond to your English commands from the first day. 2. Make sure to use English that is clear and at the appropriate level. 3. Provide a written or demonstrated action so that students can understand your spoken explanations. 4. Write notes in your lesson plan on the English that you want to use in class.
Time Savers Time Savers Laminate everything Get organized right from the start and maintain it Don’t rely on websites to stay the same Assume that you’ll be teaching every activity/lesson more than one or two times