A lot of practice Long-hour studying Hard-working teachers High performance English Learning in Taiwan (Clips- JAP english)
Two basic types of memory: Short-term memory lasts few seconds. Our brain decides to store the information or let it go by asking two questions: short-term and long-term Does the new information affect our emotions? Does the information concern something we already knew? Facts about Memory:
Right Brain Characteristics: - Random - Intuitive - Holistic - Synthesizing - Subjective - Looks as whole Left Brain Characteristics: - Logical - Sequential - Rational - Analytical - Objective - Looks as parts language Images
English is important Lack of English environment How to reinforce teaching/learning? 4 skills + exam taking skills No motivation = no learning People love things : Images help learning: So, multimedia materials would help !! Some Other Facts: – global village – more practice + studying – more creative – also practical beautiful, different, active store information longer
Motivations For kids Stamps Praises Cards Games Stickers Recess time Positive reinforcement For teenagers Praises Games Honors Scores Recess time For college sts Scores Recess time
With the assistance of using Multimedia in English teaching – make teaching/learning more interesting. Motivation Creativity “a good introduction” “confidence building “ “useful” “real-life” “ easy + fun “ Efficiency Effectiveness
Requires a computer Includes: 文字 (text) 圖形 (graphic) 影像 (image) 動畫 (animation) 視訊 (video) 音樂 (music) 聲音 (sound) 等兩種以上的媒介 What is “multimedia”? Pass information effectively Reinforce and motivate learning Create more interesting/exciting materials
Tough parts about teaching English: “The learning attitude “
The Fun theory.com Fun can obviously change behavior for the better ! (Clips – fun theory)
In the classroom Teaching materials Ways to Tackle teaching difficulty
In my classroom…
Ways to Tackle teaching difficulty Make it fun ! Make it easy ! Make it efficient / effective ! Make it structured !
1.Instruction 2.Curriculum 3. Student participation Learning is an interaction of: Not just knowledge Also interests Also the “bonding”
Warm up games 1. Ice breaking 2.To know your students better (ACT- find someone..) (ACT- I have....) Why? (Clips- German Eng)
Design a Game Size of the group Targeted skill Individual or teamwork Materials Settings Purpose Time control (Be aware of students’ attention span)
Introduction of English – features of the language 一義多字 一字多義 同音異字 同字異音
1.European languages 2.“Imported’ 3.New-created 4.A + B = C Where is English from ? To know the features of the language - English (ACT-compound words)
Learning English is easy ! English is everywhere. (known vs. unknown) (PPT-CHIN and Eng in daily life )
Materials related to learners’ life or contained interesting contents can bring the best learning and teaching results. Where to learn English? Textbook / Lectures Movies Surroundings Songs Novels / Comics Commercials Internet game People Creative + Integrated Teaching Materials (PPT-brand vs Eng) (ACT- find products w/ Eng) (ACT-movie names)
Real-life materials and activities Learning can be fun ! (ACT-celebrity) (PPT- riddles – voc) (ACT-jobs) Textbook / Lectures Movies Surroundings Songs Novels / Comics Commercials Internet game People (Clips-Ladygaga, broke arms, mom’s song)
We can do more…
Some helpful techniques Reading long sentence Grammar – make it organized Phonics (PPT-translation tips) (PPT-Grammar )
Useful supplements Good information Holiday / culture related Nice “images” (PPT- Holiday) (PPT- couch surfing) (PPT- sports / foods) (PPT- Expo)
Students’ turn to teach Group report Individual oral report - things to share (PPT-Orchid island) 1.PPT 2.English reading 3.Vocabulary list 4.Visual aids – pics + clips 5.Questions 6.Reference (PPT- student –things to share – oral class)
Other tips: Drawing helps… A good Introduction.. Share more… to build the bond. (PPT-Me) (HW-body parts) (PPT-dogs) (HW-Doraemon )
Useful websites – information / dictionary (looking for famous people)http://www.askmen.com/ (all about movies)http://www.imdb.com/ (about.com)http://www.about.com/ (dictionary)http://dictionary.reference.com/ (dictionary)http://dictionary.cambridge.org/ (dictionary)http://www.merriam-webster.com/
Useful websites – speech / news (online speech bank)http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speechbank.htm (riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world)http://www.ted.com/ (ABC Australia – radio, news)http://www.abc.net.au/ (ICRT radio / ET news)http://www.icrt.com.tw/index_ie.php (CNN)http://edition.cnn.com/ (ABC news)http://abcnews.go.com/ (Taiwan news)http://www.etaiwannews.com/etn/index_en.php
Useful websites: (Forbes)http://www.forbes.com/ (info please)http://www.infoplease.com/ (Guinness world records)http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/ (world’s most unique)http://www.worldsmostunique.com/ (all about stuff)http://www.allaboutstuff.com/ (deal time, search fast, save big)http://www.dealtime.com/ (Bnet “interactive business network – news, video/transcript)http://www.bnet.com/?tag=header;logo
More Useful websites: ( 4 skills, many useful practices and games)http://www.manythings.org/ (ESL cyber listening lab)http://www.esl-lab.com/ ( I’m translator - translate and read)http://imtranslator.net/translation/ ( 蝦米小居 - pronunciation)http://www.sammiwago.idv.tw/ (grammar / dictionary)http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/index.html (JenniferESL – cyber tutorial video)http://www.youtube.com/user/JenniferESL#p/p
Creating your fun materials now! Teaching and Learning are long processes. So be patient, be well-planned, be prepared, be skillful, be creative and fun !!
Outline – well organized Layout – consistency Color contrast Font size Pictures Format : text / lists / tables Copyright Easy to read Interesting and attractive About “Powerpoint making”:
Discussion Time: 1.Effective and Fun teaching methods to share? 2.Troubles when using multimedia materials? 3.Comments or questions ?
Being a good teacher is not an easy job !
One last thing ! Please be an environmental friendly teacher.. Save a tree, save the Earth!