lunes, 23 de abril de 2012

Teaching Workshop 2012

Please, look for the document in which you will find the activities you are expected to do in these two weeks we won't have classes.

lunes, 9 de abril de 2012


Download the interview with Dianne Larsen-Freeman "The Joy of Watching Others Learn" . Read it carefully and be ready to discuss it in class. Sort out some of the idiomatic expressions she uses and be sure you understand what they mean and how to use them. State the source of the article clearly. If you had to mention this article in a paper , how would you do it?

TEACHING WORKSHOP 2 / Intro Activity

Book Inspection

You are going to analyze a book, which has been arbitarily chosen, to get you started in the task of finding the best books for class use.


Task 1: go to the presentation page of What's Up? Starter and find out...

1. What kind of students is the book aimed at? (age/level)
2. How many levels does the book have?
3. How many contact hours/ hours an academic year is the book intended to cover?
4. Which are the book components? (teacher's book, activity book, cds, test samples etc) Is there support material online?

Task 2: go to a sample unit of the book and find out...

1. How is the lesson divided?
2. Which language skills are used in the lesson?
3. What is the lesson trying to teach?
4. A classical way of approaching a lesson is following the PRESENTATION-PRACTICE-PRODUCTION sequence? Is this respected in this lesson?
5. Group comments on the lesson.

Task 3: go to the Contents Section in What's Up? Starter and see how much info from what you gathered in task 2 is present here.

Concluding reflection: What have you learnt today after working on this activity? What do you think you will be taking into account from now on that you considered unimportant or that you disregarded before?

domingo, 8 de abril de 2012

TEACHING WORKSHOP II- Text for class discussion

Look for "Reflective Teaching: Practice and Principles" by Thomas Farrell. You'll find the text in the English Teaching Forum, 2003(4).

Read it carefully and be ready to discuss it in class.