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Learn effective approaches to English language teaching. This is the first of two teacher training courses based on the internationally-recognized Shaping the Way We Teach English videos and resources and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the University of Oregon. You can begin with either course.
Topics for The Landscape of English Language Teaching include:
Week 1: Authentic materials and realia that really motivate learners; project overview, introductions; initial course survey
Week 2: Using pair and group work for collaborative learning to make your class more communicative; Phase 1 lesson plan is due
Week 3: Critical and creative thinking to drive learning; Phase 1 peer and self-evaluations are due
Week 4: Learner feedback and assessment; using formative feedback to evaluate student progress; Phase 2 lesson plan is due
Week 5: Language in context; using content to structure language learning; Phase 2 peer and self-assessments are due; course evaluation
- Deborah Healey - American English Institute/Department of Linguistics
- Jeff Magoto
- Elizabeth Hanson-Smith - American English Institute/Department of Linguistics
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