Review of Syllabus Cem BALÇIKANLI

Meeting Time and Place: Wednesdays, 08:30-10:20 (C-209) Fridays, 11:30-13:20 (C-206) Lecturer: Cem BALÇIKANLI, MA Office: C-122 Phone: (312) 202 84 55 E-mail: balcikanli@gazi.edu.tr Listserv: facebook.com Office Hours: Tuesdays (11:30-13:20) Wednesdays (10:30-12.20) Textbook Tanner, R. and Green, C. (1998). Tasks for Teacher Education: A reflective approach

Course Description
•This course aims to provide an introduction to the teaching profession along with certain principles that shape the way student teachers teach. •We first examine “the first lesson” including how they start a new class by employing ice-breaker activities. •Then, we touch upon the importance of the distinction between observation and evaluation so that they could provide more constructive feedback with each other. •Following this, we try to build a basis on the effective ways of managing a class in accordance with the humanistic approaches. •In the second part of the course, we go on with NLP principles (Neuro Linguistic Programming) that might have a huge impact on their understanding of teaching. •We explore teaching pronunciation that is often neglected in the area of foreign language teaching. Last, student teachers are expected to demo teaching pronunciation in the classroom.  

Objectives

• have a clear understanding of basic concepts such as learning, teaching and language •learn to apply theoretical constructs to improve classroom instruction for all students. •have an awareness of giving other students constructive feedback. •be able to manage the classroom effectively. •be able to teach pronunciation in a communicative way.

Mid-term Test The mid-term will be approximately 45 minutes in length and will cover concepts and terminology from the book and class discussions. It will entail both multiple-choice and open-ended questions. (70 %)

Final Test The mid-term will be approximately 45 minutes in length and will cover concepts and terminology from the book and class discussions. It will entail both multiple choice and open-ended questions. (70 %)

Facebook (Cemm Balcikanli- ELT METHODOLOGY I) You are expected to create an e-portfolio into which they will put their reflection at the end of each session weekly. Even the notes taken in class and session journals (of 5-6 sentences) will be included in the portfolio. (20 %)

Attendance and Participation All students are expected to attend each class, arrive and depart on time, and be prepared to participate actively (Active listening, asking questions, making remarks, etc.). Students will be allowed 10 hours of absence without the need to provide a reason. Excuses for absences (health problems, family problems, etc) will be allowed but must be made up for by out-of-class time with the instructor. After 10 hours of absences, students will fail the class. (10 %)

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Date

Topic Review of Syllabus

Assignment due Session Journal

Week 1

Introduction and Course Overview First Things First Session Journal Session Journal Session Journal Session Journal

Week 2 Mirror, mirror, on the wall Week 3 Week 4 Classroom Management (1) Classroom Management (2) Week 5 NO CLASS- TESOL CONFERENCE Week 6 Week 7 NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) (1) ☺ Session Journal

NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) (2) Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) (3) MIDTERM WEEK Teaching Pronunciation Students Presentations Students Presentations Students Presentations Students Presentations

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Concerns ? Questions?