List of Readings for Modules 01-14
General Readings and Resources
Broad Overview Articles and Resources
- [PD] 30 years of TEFL / TESL - A Personal Reflection, SEAMEO Regional Language Center, Singapore , by Jack Richards
- [PD]The #1 in English Language Teaching: Resource Book, by D. Deubelbeiss (download)
- [PD]What do we know about learning and teaching 2nd languages ?, by Francis Mangubhai, Asian EFL Journal
- [PD]New to Teaching, Teaching Effectiveness Program, U of Oregon (for college teaching but most applies directly to any new teacher.)
- [PD]What We Can Learn From Foreign Language Teaching In Other Countries, (ERIC Digest EDO-FL-01-06), by Ingrid Pufahl, Nancy C. Rhodes, and Donna Christian.
- [CC]English Teaching Methodologies+ videos by School of TEFL
- [PD]Communicative Language Teaching: An Introduction And Sample Activities, ERIC Digest, by Ann Galloway, Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL).
- [PD]Promoting a Language Proficient Society: What You Can Do, (ERIC Digest EDO-FL-00-01), by Kathleen M. Marcos and Joy Kreeft Peyton.
- [PD]Brain Research: Implications for Second Language Learning, (ERIC Digest), by Fred Genesee.
** Additional readings and resources for this course, sorted by module HERE.
1. Contextualizing Language
Language teachers need to be able to help students understand the language by contextualizing - providing context to help support understanding and learning. Learn how.
Additional Readings and Resources 1 contextualization.pdf transcript1.pdf
- [CC] Contextualizing Language, by Sarah J. Klinghammer, Univ. ofOregon
- [PPT] PersonalizingLesson Content, by D. Deubelbeiss, Seoul Education TrainingInstitute
- [CC] Film in the Classroom , by Kitty Johnson, USIA English TeachingFellow. An example of how to combine language in context with films in the classroom.
- [CC] Project-Based Instruction: Creating Excitement for Learning, August 2002, byJennifer Railsback.
- [PD] Contextual Factors in Second Language Acquisition, ERIC DigestEDO-FL-00-05, by Aída Walqui.
- [PD] Context in Language Teaching: Technology, University of Texas, Austin
2. Building Language Awareness
The goal of education is creating self-directing, autonomous learners. Building language awareness is crucial to this. Learn how to do this in your classroom
Additional Readings and Resources 2. language building.pdf - transcript2.pdf
3. Integrating Skills
The 4 skills of language: listening, speaking, reading and writing are described and teachers are shown how to integrate them into a full lesson/unit.
Additional Readings/Resources 3. integrating skills.pdf - transcript3.pdf
- [PD] Integrated Skills in the ESL/EFL Classroom, (ERIC Digest EDO-FL-01-05), by Rebecca Oxford.
- [CP] Games & Activities for the ESL/EFL Classroom, A Project of The Internet TESL Journal. Ice-breakers and games can be good activities to use as a platform for integrating skills, especially when blended or expanded with additional tasks.
- [CC] Teaching English: Content Based Instruction, by Nik Peachey. (CBI is an approach that incorporates integrated skills.)
- [CC] Reasons to use Music and Karaoke in language learning, by D. Deubelbeiss
- [CC] Content-based Surveys and Interviews, by Judie Haynes.
- [CC] Things to Do with Content-based Material, by Tom Robb, EFL instructor.
- [PD] Problem-Based Learning in Language Instruction: A Constructivist Method (ERIC Digest, ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication Digest #132), by Mardziah Hayati Abdullah. (PBL is an approach that incorporates integrated skills.)
4. Pair and Group Work
Language is a social skill and needs to be used and learned in a social context. Learn how to do this by setting up activities with pairs and groups of students.
Additional Readings and Resources 4. Pair and group work.pdf transcript4.pdf
- [Video] Hole in the Wall , CNN report on a project in India, Sugata Mitra
- [CC] Two Way Tasks, D. Deubelbeiss
- [CC] What is Collaborative Learning, Melinda Dooly
- [CC] Cooperative and Collaborative Learning, A self-paced online workshop in the Concept to Classroom series, from Thirteen Ed.
- [CC] Top Reasons to use Games in EFL Teaching, The Game Group
- [CC] Cooperative and Collaborative Learning, A self-paced online workshop in the Concept to Classroom series, from Thirteen Ed.
- [CC] Group Work v. Whole-class Activities, by Simon Andrewes.
- [CC] General Guidelines and Criteria for Effective Group Assignments,
from Larry Michaelson and University of Oregon's Teaching Effectiveness Program (TEP).
- [CC] Promoting Oral Fluency via Group and Pair Work,by Andy Hoodith, Saitama University.
- [PD] Classroom Strategies for Encouraging Collaborative Discussion, NCELA,
Directions in Language and Education, National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, No. 12, Summer 1998. By C. Simich-Dudgeon.
- [CC] Assessing Groupwork,from the Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE).
- [CC]Group Work Rubrics and Checklists, from Canada’s National Adult Literacy Database (NALD).
- [CC]Rubric Group Grading, by Donna Marie Blakeney.
- [NA] Student Collaboration in the ESL / EFL Classroom, John Baker
- [NA] Classroom Strategies - Vocabulary
5. Learner Feedback
Learners need to be given feedback so they may know what they are doing wrong and self - correct, improve. Learn techniques and guidelines for effectively giving students feedback.
Additional Readings and Resources 5. learner feedback.pdf - transcript5.pdf
6. Classroom Management
Classroom management skills are described and teachers given guidelines on how to properly manage large numbers of students, often the norm in English language classrooms.
Additional Readings and Resources 6. managing large classes.pdf transcript.pdf
7. Learning Strategies
Discover how students learn and what strategies they use to acquire language and become fluent speakers.
Additional Readings and Resources 7. learning strategies.pdf - transcript7.pdf
- [PD] Strategy Instruction,(ERIC Digest ED474302), by Pat Beckman.
- [PD] Strategy Training for Second Language Learners, (ERIC DigestEDO-FL-03-02), by Andrew Cohen.
- [PD] Language Learning Strategies: An Update, (ERIC Digest), by RebeccaOxford.
- [PD] The Role of Metacognition in Second Language Teaching and Learning,
(ERIC Digest EDO-FL-01-10), by Neil J. Anderson.
- [PD] Using Cognitive Strategies to Develop English Language andLiteracy,
(ERIC Digest EDO-FL-02-05), by JoAnn Crandall, Ann Jaramillo,Laurie Olsen, and Joy Kreeft Peyton.
- [PD] CognitiveScience and Assessment,(ERIC Digest ED481716), by CarolBoston.
- [CC] AutonomousLearning Modules, for Listening andReading, fromHelsinki University Language Centre, Finland.
- [CC] Listening Styles and Listening Strategies , by David Huron.Written for listening to music but could be applied to non-musical listening as well.
- [CP] Teaching Conversation Strategies, Washburn. N. TESLJ.org
- [CP] Keys to Better Listening, from English Language Centre, Hong KongPolytechnic University.
- [RD]Reading Strategies:What Do Good Readers Do? What Can You Do to Become a Better Reader? from Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC).
8. Authentic Materials
Real language materials are important to use in the language classroom. Examples of these are provided and teachers are shown how to modify the materials to help students understand "real" language.
Additional Readings and Resources 8. authentic materials.pdf - transcript8.pdf
- [CC] Using Authentic Materials, by D. Deubelbeiss
- [CC] Adapting Authentic Materials for Language Teaching, by Steven Darian.
- [PD] Culture in Second Language Teaching,
(ERIC Digest EDO-FL-03-09), by Elizabeth Peterson and Bronwyn Coltrane.
- [CC] Using Authentic Materials, by Sam Shepherd.
- [CP] The Outside World as an Extension of the EFL/ESL Classroom by Mark A. Pegrum. Internet TESL Journal.
- [CC]Authentic Materials and Cultural Content in EFL Classrooms, by Ferit Kilickaya. Internet TESL Journal.
- [CP] Effective Ways to Use Authentic Materials with ESL/EFL Students, from Charles Kelly, Lawrence Kelly, Mark Offner and Bruce Vorland.
- [CP] Selecting Authentic Materials (Reading, Listening, Viewing), by Chantal Thompson.
9. Critical Thinking Skills
Students learn language by using it. Teachers need to promote activities for using language that foster student thinking skills and creativity. Learn how.
Additional Readings and Resources 9. creative thinking.pdf transcript9.pdf
10. Alternative Assessment
Assessment should be continuous and day by day, not only summative. Assessment is for the benefit of the learner, not just the teacher. Learn how to assess formatively and ongoing.
Additional Readings and Resources 10 alternative assessment.pdf transcript10.pdf
- [Video] Test Design and Alternative Testing, Dr. Andrew Finch
- [Video] Assessment For / As / Of Learning: Toronto District School Board
- [PD] Practical Ideas On Alternative Assessment For ESL Students, (ERIC Digest), by Jo-Ellen Tannenbaum.
- [PD] Peer and Cross-Age Tutoring School Improvement Research Series (SIRS) from NWREL, Close Up #18, by Page Kalkowski.
- [PD] Part I and Part II, Developing Classroom Performance Assessments and Scoring Rubrics, (ERIC Digests ED481714 and ED481715), by Barbara M. Moskal. This article also contains references to articles from: Brualdi Implementing Performance Assessment (ERIC Digest ED423312), and Mertler Designing Scoring Rubrics for Your Classroom.
- [CC] Creating Rubrics from Teacher Vision. Articles 1 through 5.
- [PD] Assessment Portfolios: Including English Language Learners in Large-Scale Assessments , (ERIC Digest EDO-FL-00-01), by Emily Gómez.
- [CC] Portfolio Assessment in the Foreign Language Classroom, from NCLRC. Parts 1 through 10.
11. Individual Learner Differences
Learn how learners differ and how you can differentiate your curriculum and let each learner learn in their own way.
Additional Readings and Resources 11. learning styles.pdftranscript11.pdf
12. Younger Learners
Teaching young learners is different than teaching adults. Learn techniques and principles for helping young learners learn English.
Additional Readings and Resources 12. young learners.pdf transcript12.pdf
- [PD]Teaching Children - Presentation by Joan Kang Shin
- [PD]Teaching Children - Workshop Resources by Joan Kang Shin
- [PD]Teaching Children - 7 To Dos by George Stocker.
- [PD] Teaching Teenagers - The 12 Dos by Gary Anderson.
- [PD]Myths and Misconceptions about Second Language Learning (ERIC Digest ED350885), by Barry McLaughlin.
- [PD]Working With Young English Language Learners: Some Considerations, (ERIC Digest EDO-FL-03-01), by Bronwyn Coltrane.
- [PD]We Can Talk: Cooperative Learning in the Elementary ESL Classroom, (ERIC Digest), by Spencer Kagan.
- [PD]Thematic, Communicative Language Teaching in the K-8 Classroom (ERIC Digest EDO-FL-00-04), by Mari Haas. and 7 Learning Zones infographic
- [PD]Thematic Literature and Curriculum for English Language Learners in Early Childhood Education , (ERIC Digest EDO-FL-02-08), by Betty Smallwood.
[CC]Setting Up Your Classroom, from Houghton Mifflin.
[PP] Classroom Design advice/examples, D. Deubelbeiss
- [CC]Transition Techniques: Maximizing time on task through clear directions, brain breaks, and easy clean-up.
- [CP]Using Children’s Literature with Young Learners, by E. Brown, Internet TESL Journal.
- [CP] Classroom Organization: The Physical Environment, from L. Shalaway, Scholastic.
- [RD]Rapid Learning Stations, Sharon L. Bowman
13. Practicum / Peer Review
Teachers develop best when in an open classroom and learning from peers. Get some tips on how to learn from your colleagues.
Additional Readings and Resources 13. peer observation.pdf transcript13.pdf
14. Teacher: Reflective Teaching
Thinking about your teaching is important. Learn some important facets on how to become a reflective practitioner.
Additional Readings and Resources 14. reflective teaching.pdf transcript14.pdf
- [CP] Zen and the Act of Teaching: A reflective teaching journal by D. Deubelbeiss
- [CP] Towards Reflective Teaching by Jack Richards
- [CC] Reflective Teaching: Exploring Our Own Classroom Practice , by Julie Tice.
- [CC] Portfolio guides and checklists for teacher development, from S. Klinghammer, University of Oregon [MS Word files]: Portfolio Process, Portfolio Contents GuidePortfolio Conference Guide , Peer Evaluation Checklist , Self-Evaluation ChecklistFinal Evaluation Checklist
- [CP] Developing an Academic Portfolio: Guidelines,
From UT Sydney, Australia. (2004). Information on Academic Portfolios, organized records of teachers' academic experiences, achievements and professional development over a period of time. It consists of a collection of documents which illustrate the variety and quality of work, along with reflections on these documents and on the teachers' development over time.
15. Using Educational Technology
Technology is here with us and it is important for teachers to use it in lessons. Learn some important ways and considerations for using technology in teaching.
Visit the presentation HERE and then take the quiz.
Additional Readings and Resources
- [Video] Using Video in the Classroom - D. Deubelbeiss + Best Practices
- [Video | PDF] Digital Literacies - Gavin Dudeney
- [PD] Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants Part 1, Part 2 by Marc Prensky, 2001, On The Horizon, MCB Press
- [PP] Approaches to Learner Autonomy, Erin Lowry.
- [Wiki]ELT and TECH wiki, D.Deubelbeiss.
- [Video] What is Web 2.0?, Wikipedia article.
- [Video]Teach / Learn , D. Deubelbeiss
- [PPT]Web 2.0 Tools for EFL teaching , Tiago Eduardo
- [CP] Best Teaching / Learning sites for Language, D. Deubelbeiss
- [Video]Pay Attention-Digital Learners T-4 Jordan School District
- [CP] Making a Power Point Powerful, D. Deubelbeiss
- [CP]Top 60 Language Teaching/Learning websites, D. Deubelbeiss