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1 Change from Within Change in Between Panel Discussion on ETL Chen-ching Li Shih Hsin University 25th ETL Conference ETRA May 4, 2008

2 “New Directions in Research on Classroom Interaction” Professor Patricia A. Duff APEC Education Reform Summit and “Foreign Language Policies, Research, and Educational Posibilities” “The need for culturally sensitive, multilingual citizens in the 21st century/global economy” (Duff 4/27/2004) INPUT INTERACTIONOUTPUT INPUT  INTERACTION  INTAKE  OUTPUT (TASKS) A generation of studies on input, interaction, and output in second language (L2) classrooms has shown convincingly, that all three of these elements are crucial for successful language development. New research drawing on sociocultural theory, activity theory, and language socialization also stresses the importance of sufficient exposure to language, suitable opportunities for interaction (e.g., in task-based activities), guided assistance or scaffolding by teachers and peers, and opportunities for practice ( Duff 2008: 14)

3 2008: Intra/International challenges of college English teaching 164 colleges/universities, 1,326,029 students Competing for desirable employment: English is crucial. Responsibility and challenges of English teachers: EFL skills English proficiency for global communication and good jobs. Problems of College EFL landscape Lost in English learning (teaching?) 16 50 98

4 2002 – 2007 大學指定考科考試「英語科」成績分佈圖 What’s the remedial approach to empowering college students’ future EFL/ESL proficiency? 40.9% 2.09%

5 大學學測英語科 (SAT – English) 2008 大考中心 2008. 3. 19. 21.29% 19.43%

6 Reading, reading, reading (literacy)!

7 專書 Books 雜誌 Journals, Magazines 報紙 Newspapers 小說 Novels 電影、電視 Films, TV 網際網路 the Internet Sources of authentic reading materials Teaching, learning and exposure 2008 Hurricane Katrina 2005

8 《哈利波特與死神聖物》 The two men appeared out of no where, a few yards apart in the narrow, moonlit lane. For a second they stood quite still, wands directed at each other’s chests; then recognizing each other, they stowed their wands beneath their cloaks and started walking briskly in the same direction. (Chap. 1, P. 1) He felt his heart pounding fiercely in his chest. How strange that in his dread of death, it pumped all the harder, valiantly keeping him alive. (Chap 34, P. 691) Harry woke nearly next morning., wrapped in a sleeping bag on the drawing room floor. A chink of sky was visible between the heavy curtains. It was blue of watered ink, somewhere between night and dawn, and everything was quiet except for Ron and Hermione;s breathing. (Chap 10, P. 176) Verb Verbalizing grammatical structures in a communicative way.

9 Group Dynamics in action Reading and discussionDiscussion and writing Further discussion for presentationPolishing the group writing

10 Curriculum design  潛能開發與信心建構  Group report in English

11 Reading to WRITE with support of the Internet and (teachers) MOTIVATION -- from the EFL classroom to the library, and to the work station for timed writing, and PUBLICATIOIN in the long run. Reading and writing matter.

12 Steve Jobs “Find What You Love.” Commencement address at Stanford University Palo Alto, California USA June 12, 2005 Steve Jobs is the CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios.

13 Suggestion for corrections and functions of peer checks

14 Third revised version after peer-check and instructor’s comments.

15 Failing in English March 27, 2007 Student publication serves as incentives for reinforced learning.

16 The rebirth of college students’ learning motivation can be empowered by extensive and intensive readings, together with the instructor’s passion and support.

17 High-Tech Computer Corp (HTC). How a college graduate successfully found a good job. English skills and qualification matter. Change from Within Change in Between


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