Being an English Teacher
- Starting a lesson
- Helping everyone to speak
- Importance of input AND output
- What makes a
Starting a lesson
- Using expressions
- Activities shaking up the ambiance
Helping everyone to speak
- Many pair activities
- Two and Two
- Discuss with your neighbour
Importance of input AND output
What makes a good Teacher?
Some important acronyms
- EFL - English as a foreign language
- ESL - English as a second language
- ETL - Engslish as a third language
- ESOL - English to speakers of other languages
- ELF - Engslish as a lingua franca
- SLL - Second language learning
- L1 - First language
- L2 - Target language or second language
Central terms: didactics and methods
- didactics - the art and/or science of teaching
- What? - to teach
- Why? - do you do it
- How? - to do it
- methology - the system of methods and principles used in a particular discipline
Learning a second language: context
- SLL takes place in completely different circumstances compared to learning a first language.
- Learning L1 = National Setting
- Learning L2 = Educational Setting [often]
- Limited number of lessons
- Limited contact with target language
- The SLL is mostly confined to the classroom
- The SLL is not always used for communication [*]
- Using English throughout the class
- Using Creative Leraning Methods
- Acknowledging the students' current knowledge and english culture (Movies, Games, Books etc.)
Declaration of Independance
- “h*ck u england”
- usa 1776 July 4.
USA 1776 July 4.
- All Men shall be equally worth (they still need some time to think about this one)
- Screw the British King
- The people of the USA hath not found the freedom they hath seeken due to the governing by Great Britain
- Britain sent a ton of soldiers which the US didn't like
The Melting pot
- The merging of all cultures into one American culture
- 1780 ~
- Idéalized idéa of immigration and integration
- Used in conjunction with “city (up)on a hill”
- The idéa that America (USA) is special in a
historic context in that it is the first of its kind
- Specificly American
- 19th century
- Joseph Stalin: -America is a new state free of
rigid class stuctures. It is unique in many ways
- The idéa that the USA should keep expanding
throughout the entire North American land
- "Manifested in destiny"
- Popular mindset ~1850
City on a Hill
- America acting as a "Beacon of Hope"
- USA as a Role Model for the world
Why Learn about Culture?
- Learning about other people's lives can enrich our personal and
- To be able to communicate with other people, we need cultural
awareness as well as language skills.
- Learning to communicate with people whose cultural values differ
from ours can promote the life skills of tolerance and empathy.