We will be using a course packet available at 참글. I have uploaded the course packet for Fall 2013; however, this is only for reference.

Course Overview

The general purpose of this course is to provide teachers-in-training with insight into the task-sequencing and material design and development for young learners. Some of the topics we will discus this semester are:

Lecture Notes

Lecture notes will be made available on a weekly basis. If time permits, I will try to post them in advance, but that may not happen.


Grading Criteria

Class Participation and Attendance                 30%
Homework on Readings & Presentations        20%
Lesson Plan, Materials & Rationale 1              25%
Lesson Plan, Materials & Rationale 2              25%
Total:                                                          100%



Attendance is mandatory: Participants who arrive to class 10 minutes or more after class begins will be considered late. Participants who are late 3 times will receive 1 absence. Any participant who misses 1/4 of all class meetings will receive an F. Mastery of the ideas and concepts of this course requires engagement and discussion. If you are not in class, you miss that opportunity to exchange ideas. Moreover, participation is also essential. Just coming to class is not enough. I expect all participants to be active in class discussion and lectures as well as to complete all oral and written assignments.

Homework on Readings
Each reading comes with guiding questions. Look over the questions before you read and then answer the questions after you read. Questions will be collected and assessed the week after they are assigned.

Lesson Plans & Materials 1 &2
These two assignments are critical to success in this course. Participants will be expected to write a student learning objective (SLO), design a lesson plan to achieve the SLO, and select, adapt, and/or supplement the materials that the Ss will need to complete the lesson successfully.


Additional Resources

I will add a list of resources as the semester progresses

Tentative Semester Schedule



In class activities/Assignments

Week 1


Introduction of students, lecturer and course, Life Map

Week 2

Tomlinson's Introduction

Discussion/Lecture about reading

Week 3

Halliwell Working with Young Learners

Discussion/Lecture about reading

Week 4

Paul's Learner Centered Classes

Sample Lesson #1 w/ processing & Lecture: Intro to SLOs

Week 5

Fadil's Defining learning objectives for ELT

Workshop: Creating SLOs & Discussion/Lecture on lesson planning for productive skills

Week 6

EIF framework & Ch 4 of Kurzweil & Scholl

Sample Lesson #2 w/ processing & Introduce Mid-Semester Project

Week 7

Halliwell  Working with and without course books

Workshop: Applying SARS & creating materials for productive skill lessons

Week 8


Review of EIF & continuation of SARS and material creation

Week 9

Ellis's Place of Grammar Instruction in the L2 Curriculum

Team Meeting & Conferencing: Check participant lesson plans and materials and give feedback

Week 10

Grellet's Developing Reading Skills

Lesson Plan & Materials 1 Due Read-on-Read Lesson, discussion/lecture on reading

Week 11

PDP framework material

Discussion/lecture of PDP framework Workshop: Lesson planning and material development for receptive skill lessons

Week 12


Sample Lesson #3 w/ processing

Week 13


Sample Lesson #4 w/ processing

Week 14


Discussion/lecture of reading
Workshop: Evaluating Materials


Week 15


Team Meeting & Conferencing: Check participant lesson plans and materials and give feedback

Week 16


Review: Key concepts
Lesson Plan & Materials 2 Due
Course Evaluation/Survey