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Presentation on theme: "CNA TEACHER TRAINING COURSE"— Presentation transcript:

key aspects of the methodology for English teachers by Johnny Virgil

2 Contents Introductions Presentation Books and other materials
Key aspects of CNA’s methodology In-class extra activities Out-of-class activities You as a teacher Wrapping up Your feedback

3 Introductions Let’s know each other better!
I’d like to know something about you.

4 Presentation This short course: is designed for teachers;
focuses on key aspects of CNA’s methodology; involves practice and feedback; is not aimed at details; refers to adult audiences.

5 Books and other materials
Adult levels

6 Books and other materials
Book groups Book sets

7 Books and other materials
Materials designed for teachers

8 Key aspects GUESS NUMBER 1!

9 Key aspects Conversation
Conversation versus speaking, reading, writing, drills, grammar, turn-taking. Communicative approach. Challenge: To teach do/does in questions using a ‘conversational’ approach.

10 Key aspects 2. Informal formality
Balance between informality and formality. Freedom of speech. Focus on the individual. Challenge: To teach vocabulary related to clothing in a ‘warmer’ way.

11 Key aspects 3. Class structure
Warm-up. Development. Wrap-up. Consolidation. Feedback. Challenge: To devise a plan for a class in which irregular past verb forms are presented for the first time.

12 Key aspects 4. Interaction and competition
Pair work. Group work. Classroom work. Games. Challenge: To come up with a board-and-chalk game by which students choose between some/any.

13 In-class extra activities
1. Songs Gap filling. Out-of-sequence verses. Mimicry and role playing. Writing the lyrics down. Challenge: Faith Hill’s song This Kiss.

14 In-class extra activities
2. Movies When/why/how/how often to use. Levels. Types of activities for movies. Challenge: Plan a video session.

15 In-class extra activities
3. Spelling Bee When/why/how to conduct. Levels. Question: Do you think it is OK to conduct a spelling bee with students in basic levels?

16 In-class extra activities
4. Reading out loud Why to try. How to make reading out loud funny. Question: Does this reading out loud activity go against the ‘conversation’ ideal?

17 In-class extra activities
5. Other types of activities You are free to add! Challenge: Any idea?

18 Out-of-class activities
1. Homework Homework as nightmare. Adult audiences. When/how much to demand. Replacing activities. Challenge: What is the minimum amount of homework for adults who work 8 hours a day?

19 Out-of-class activities
2. Projects Definition. When they are needed. Challenge: To devise a project for 40-year-old students (in pairs).

20 Out-of-class activities
3. Writing When/what/how much. How to correct writing activities. Rewriting. Question: How to design a writing activity for multiage grouping?

21 You as a teacher You are . . . . . . what you say . . .
. . . the voice pitch you use . . . . . . the laughing you make . . .

22 You as a teacher You are . . . . . . the way you dress . . .
. . . the way you behave . . . . . . your personal organization . . .

23 You as a teacher You are . . . . . . your promises . . .
. . . your mistakes . . . . . . your self-correction . . . . . . your justice . . .

24 You as a teacher You are . . . . . . your motivation . . .

25 Wrapping up What have we been talking about so far?

26 Thanks for your presence here and your patience!
Feedback Thanks for your presence here and your patience! It would be nice to have your feedback in relation to what was exposed.


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