2009 AM The Modern ELT-Classroom

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Week 1 - April 07, 2009

No Class.

Week 2 - April 14, 2009

Lesson plans and curricula

  • Action item: Make yourself familiar with the structure of the core curriulum for Niedersachsen. Be prepared to comment on the development of a standard of your choice.
  • How can guidelines be implemented in the ELT-classroom?
  • What didactic theories should be considerd in lesson plans?

Week 3 - April 21, 2009

Concepts of communicative competence

  • Action item (3 KP): Reference-based, various concepts, comparison of communicative competence and intercultural communicative competence; find examples from textbooks and/or lesson plans
  • Workload: concepts of communicative competence in Johnson or Richards/Rogers (find one example from a textbook or a lesson plan)

Week 4 - April 28, 2009

Modern ELT

  • Action item (3KP): a) What is considered an innovation in ELT? (content analysis, reference based) b) Theories and concepts of good language teaching (survey)
  • Workload: Outline standards of good ELT. Use references and make a "check list".

Week 5 - May 05, 2009

Teaching grammar: The theories (Frau Pankratz)

  • Action item (3KP):a) Survey: How is grammar being taught in the Modern ELT? b)Content analysis: Models of grammar teaching
  • Workload: The role of grammar in Modern ELT (reference based)
  • See: Kuhn, Tatjana. Grammatik im Englischunterricht der Primarstufe. Diss. Berlin, 2006. Als Verlagspublikation mit dem Titel: Grammatik im Englischunterricht der Primarstufe: Theoretische Grundlagen und praktische Unterrichtsvorschläge. Heidelberg: Winter, 2006.

Week 6 - May 12, 2009

Teaching grammar: The practitioner's view

  • Workload: Analysing and outlining a lesson plan ('will-future' or 'some_any')

Week 7 - May 19, 2009

Teaching new language items task-based (Herr Dycker)

  • Action item (3KP): Approaches to task-based learning (Willis, Nunan, Ellis: comparison and content analysis)
  • Action item (3KP)/Workload: Tasks in textbooks
  • Task: a) Describe the acquisition theory that may have influenced the -er, -est lesson plan. b) Write down features for evaluating lesson plans. c) Apply 1-2 of your features.

Week 8 - May 26, 2009

Vocabulary teaching (Herr Staubach)

  • Action item (3KP)/Poster (6KP): Survey: learning strategies and techniques for vocabulary building
  • Workload: Vocabulary strategies in textbooks

Week 9 - June 02, 2009

Vocabulary teaching

  • Action item (3KP/6KP): How is vocabulary dealt with in lesson plans? (content analysis)
  • Workload: Approaches to vocabulary teaching (text) and vocabulary exercises and tasks in textbooks

Week 10 - June 09, 2009

Research unit (Herr Bruschke/Frau Zoller)

Week 11 - June 16, 2009

Principles of lesson planning (Frau Bohlen)

Week 12 - June 23, 2009

Language across the curriculum

Week 13 - June 30, 2009

Error consiousness (Frau Goetschel)

Week 14 - July 07, 2009

New media in ELT