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This course is designed to give you practical insights into using Task-based Learning in your conversation classes. Students will experience sample lesson and have opportunities to apply task-based learning in micro-teaching situations.
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Assessment

  • 30% Attendance and Participation
    20% Homework
    25% Micro-Teaching
    25% Reflective Essay
     
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    Attendance

    Attendance is mandatory. Participants who arrive to class 10 minutes or more after the start of class will be considered late. Participants who are late 3 times will receive 1 absence. Any participant who misses ¼ or more of all class meetings WILL receive an F in the course. More important than attendance is participation. I expect participants to be active in class discussions and to complete all oral and written assignments BY THE DUE DATE. If assignments are handed in late without prior permission from the instructor, 10% for each late day will be deducted from the grade. Finally, participants in this course will have several opportunities to apply the skills learned in lectures, discussions and workshops by engaging in various “in-class” activities and projects.

    Homework on Readings

  • It is essential to be prepared for each class by completing the required readings. This will provide you with the background knowledge on the topic and allow you to participate actively in the class discussion. In order to ensure that you have read the required readings for class, you will be expected to do a short homework assignment for the reading. This homework assignment involves answering the guiding reading questions (see below). These homework assignments are to be submitted at the beginning of class. Late submissions will NOT be accepted.
  • Micro-teaching

    Task-based learning is an approach that is often under utilized in EFL situations. To gain a better understanding of the method and the techniques necessary to implement successful task-based learning each participant will have opportunities for micro-teaching.  

    Reflective Essay

    After micro-teaching it is important that you reflect upon that experience. Participants will submit a reflective essay one week after completing their micro-teaching.

    Resources

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    Tentative Semester Schedule

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