Lesson Plan Three

Due: 6/4/2012 – all lesson plans are due on this date! Presentations: 6/4 and 6/11 Late: 5% off for each day late. Format: .doc(x) or .zip archive which includes all your files Filename: lesson-3-yourgroup.docx Detailed Information: Click here. Scroll to bottom to upload. For this final lesson, you will work in groups of 2-4 students to create a speaking/listening lesson. You will model this lesson for 15-20 mins. Detailed information can be found in the rubric. Remember, your main goal during this lesson is to IMPROVE your teaching WEAKNESSES. Your Groups HS 1: 김지수, 김눈송이, 서희, 장근화 MS1: 오현주, 유지영, 박수미 MS2: 신유정, 최아름, 염지은 MS3: 유희진, 이수인, 이윤화 ES1: 이은지, 권소영, 양미진 ES2: 김영주, 안혜성   [inline_upload uploadrole="classroom_practice_in_elt" uploadpath="/student-uploads/2012-elt/lesson3/" createpath="true" uploadpatterns="*.zip,*.doc,*.docx,*.ppt,*.pptx,*.pdf,*.jpg" dublicatespolicy="maintain both" notify="true" notifyrecipients="anthony.teacher@yahoo.com" notifysubject="Lesson 2 Submission" attachfile="true"] The following file formats are allowed: .doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, .pdf., .jpg., .zip Note, if you cannot submit it using this website, please email the file to me. HS 1: 김지수, 김눈송이, 서희, 장근화 MS1: 오현주, 유지영, 박수미 MS2: 신유정, 최아름, 염지은 MS3: 유희진, 이수인, 이윤화 ES1:  이은지, 권소영, 양미진 ES2: 김영주, 안혜성

Syllabus Changes

To reflect the classes desires and needs, I have made two radical changes to the syllabus. These changes will be to your benefit. Please review them below. Download the new syllabus here. If you have questions or concerns, please contact me. Old Syllabus New Syllabus Evaluation: 10% Attendance and Participation 20% Assignments 60% Lessons 10% Final Project Evaluation: 10% Attendance and Participation 20% Assignments 70% Lessons Model Lesson Two: Design and model a complete lesson in 15 minutes. The focus is speaking/listening. This would take three weeks of presentations, possibly four. Benefits: Solo practice as a teacher. Drawbacks: More homework, more time spent in class watching lessons and being inactive. Model Lesson Two: Working with a group of three or four, design and model a complete lesson in 20 minutes. The focus is speaking/listening. This will take two weeks of presentations. You will do a majority of the work in-class. Benefits: Collaboration means more ideas, able to work on your weakness and highlight your strengths as a teacher, teach a 20 minute lesson, more active class time, more help from the teacher. Drawbacks: Your personal teaching time is shorter than 20 minutes, you are not teaching on your own.

Games are just for children, right?

[An anonymous student asked me whether games are really effective for older learners. Because they are anonymous, I am offering my answer for anyone to read.] Games are just for children, right?  I don’t think so. There is nothing in the book of life that says when you get older you can’t have fun. Yes, there must be a time and a place for more serious study but that doesn’t mean we can’t use games either, especially in the language classroom. Games have numerous benefits. First, they create a more relaxed and exciting classroom atmosphere. This less serious atmosphere motivates students to try out the language without fear of making mistakes. Although mistakes in games can cost students points or receive negative “punishments”, because they are part of the game, these consequences are part of the fun. This also allows students to lower their affective filters, which is a psychological device that causes students to be shy or scared in the language classroom. The exciting atmosphere also makes the class, topic, and even grammar point more interesting, breaking the monotony of studying, listening, repeating, question and answers, drill and kill. This is just one of the many benefits of games. …click here to continue reading