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TEFL to the Young

Learner
Learning to Learn
learning to learn
“...begin to raise children’s
awareness of the various factors
that influence their language
learning and to give them some
time and space to start to think
for themselves.”
learning to learn
Can yC do this?
learning to learn
Classroom management
Classroom Rules & Expectations
learning to learn
Involve the yC and oC in this
process by asking them to create
rules too.
Create a contract that parents
may be asked to sign.
learning to learn
Social and Affective Strategies
“Social and Emotional”
learning to learn
Social and Affective Strategies to
raise awareness of language
learning p.101

Keep it positive
“ I can sing a song...”
Learning to Reflect
‘metacognitive strategies’
yC p105
oC p 108-9
Learning to manipulate linguistic
information in an effective way
‘cognitive strategies’
organizing,rehearsing, using different visual
and other meaningful cues, predicting,
deducing...
yC p109
oC p110
giving space to children’s choices

2
families
TEFL to the Young
Learner
Materials Evaluation and Materials Design
Materials Evaluation
and
Materials Design
Teachers usually use a textbook.
Use it strictly.
Use it loosely.

Most teachers are in the middle


Multilayered Syllabus
vs.
Traditional Syllabus
Multilayered syllabi make lesson
planning easier. p116
Who is the intended audience of
the textbook?
Publisher?
Institution?
Teacher?
Student?
What are the hidden agendas?
Who pays for the books?
Who has the buying decision?
“The Story of the AA, the AC and
the Publisher’s Table.”
Table 9.1

Target Audience broken down.


If you have to use the textbook
but you don’t like it or agree with
it because of what you learned in
this program, what can you do?
Change the focus of the activity.
Replace an activity.
Add an activity.
work
sheet
Evaluate the intended target
audience.
Change the focus of the activity.
Replace an activity.
Add an activity.
Or what we call: “Bring in our
own stuff”
or “supplementing textbooks.”
Supplementing Textbooks

Now you are going to show your true


quality and skill as a teacher.
The trouble with adapting
authentic texts at the lower levels
my chewing gum
make the original flavorless
make the original too hard-too
decontextualized

p121-124
The Grasshopper and the Ant
Creation of Your Own Materials

Supplemental Texts
Topic-based planning
table 9.3
Creation of Your Own Materials

Lesson Planning Example


p.126-7
Creation of Your Own Materials

You are the artist


You are the writer
You are the director
You are the musician
You are the singer
‘untitled’ by Robert Fulghum