Topic: Methodology of English Language Teaching in Middle Schools General objectives: 1.Students will be able to tell the reasons of taking up the course.
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Topic: Methodology of English Language Teaching in Middle Schools General objectives: 1.Students will be able to tell the reasons of taking up the course and the components of the course.
Lesson One Orientation Pre-task activities Step One: guess the definition of Methodology While-task activities Step Two: discuss the importance of the course. Step Three: guess the components of the course and sequence the contents in groups. Post-task activities Step Four: class work to decide the sequence of contents.
Definition of Methodology 1.Methodology is the science or study of methods. [The Advanced Lerner’sDictionary of Current English with Chinese Translation] 2. Methodology is the set of methods used for study or action in a particular subject. [ Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English]
3. Methodology (1) (in language teaching) the study of the practices and procedures used in teaching, and the principles and beliefs that underlie them. Methodology includes: (a) study of the nature of language skills (eg reading, writing, speaking, listening ) and procedures for teaching them (b) study of the preparation of lesson plan, materials, and textbooks for teaching language skills (c) the evaluation and comparison of language teaching methods (the Audiolingual Method) (2) such practices, procedures, principles, and beliefs themselves. One can for example criticize or praise the methodology of a particular language course. [Longman Dictionary of Applied Linguistics ]
Definition of Method Definition of Method Method can be defined in terms of three levels: Approach, design and procedure. Approach means a theory of language and of language learning, Design means the definition of linguistic content and a specification for the selection and organization of content and a description of the role of teacher, learner and teaching material. Procedure means the description of techniques and practices in the instructional system.
The relationship between approach, design and procedure Approach Design Procedure Method
The relationship between approach, design and procedure A method is theoretically related to an approach, is organizationally determined by a design, and is practically realized in procedure.
Elements and subelements that constitute a method Method Approach Design Procedure a. Theory of language a. Objectives a. techniques, practices, and b. Syllabus behaviors b. Theory of language learning c. Learning and teaching activities d. Learner roles e. Teacher roles f. The role of instructional materials