A new teaching methodology will be presented at a ten-day TESOL workshop in Wuhan January 19 or 20 to January 28 or 29 (end time can be extended forDec 31 7:09 PM 1 of 3View SourceA new teaching methodology will be presented at a
ten-day TESOL workshop in Wuhan January 19 or 20 to
January 28 or 29 (end time can be extended for
Subject matter will be student-directed classrooms, a
simplified phonemic alphabet (for better
pronunciation), your own teaching methodology, and
Chinese English teachers' methodology (we'll have
participating Chinese English teachers). There will
be a 10-hour practicum with middle-school English
students using the student-directed methodology that
will be presented. The total hours for the workshop
is 40, with afternoons off to visit Wuhan (presumably
the Chinese English teachers will go with us. Lodging
has been set up at a 3-star hotel (85 yuan/nite triple
room and up) It's close to the Hubei Teachers'
University where we'll hold the class. There are many
other hotels also. Cost is $200 U.S. A TESOL
certificate will be awarded. Confirmation for
attendance is this Friday at the latest; earlier is
better. Please contact me at banknelson@...
or on list. We'll be having fun too.
Nelson, Can you give us more information on the workshop? Exactly who will do the training? What is the student directed classroom approach as we re alreadyJan 1, 2003 1 of 3View SourceNelson,
Can you give us more information on the workshop? Exactly who will do the
training? What is the "student directed classroom" approach as we're already
somewhat familiar with "student centered learning"? Just some information to
clarify the methodology that will be taught? I'm sorry but I don't
understand when it says "your own teaching methodology" as subject matter.
Will we teach our own methods or will someone teach us our methods or will
our methods be examined for pros or cons against the Chinese teachers
I think it's great that you or whoever are starting to organize things like
this. It will be really nice to have lots of various opportunities for
teachers to learn and grow and develop their professional skills. Let's have
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... Dave, Student-directed is more like student-initiated material. Students choose words they want to know in English, use a dictionary to look them up inJan 2, 2003 1 of 3View Source--- dk <davkees@...> wrote:
> Nelson,Dave, Student-directed is more like student-initiated
> Can you give us more information on the workshop?
> Exactly who will do the
> training? What is the "student directed classroom"
> approach as we're already
> somewhat familiar with "student centered learning"?
material. Students choose words they want to know in
English, use a dictionary to look them up in English,
do pronunciation exercises with a simplified phonemic
alphabet, put their words into simple, compound, and
complex sentences, and converse using their material.
Different ages will have different parts of the above,
i.e. grades 1-3 will have only the first part -
I'll be conducting the workshop for this first time.
If you like the contents you'll be licensed to conduct
your own workshops on it. "Your" teaching methodology
involves synthesizing the way you teach, so to speak,
and present the methodology to other workshop
participants. I've been promised 15 Chinese English
teachers to compare notes - West/East. The second
week we'll have 20 or so Chinese English students to
practice the new methodology on. Everything (except
evening foreign teacher participant de-briefings) will
be held at Hubei Education University in Wuhan.
Thanks for keeping this on-list. My e-mail address is
natlunla@... for this workshop.