Modules

Assessment

Lesson 1

Lesson 1: Introduction to Language Assessment Overview

Sample Test

Definitions

Lesson 2:

Indirect Assessment Multiple Choice

Fill-in-the-Blank

Lesson 3:

Direct Assessment Direct Assessment

Language Level

Feedback

Score Interpretation

Lesson 4:

Key Ideas in Assessment Validity

Reliability

Assessment for Learning

Conclusion

Overview

Exercise

Classroom Management

Lesson 1:

Management, Discipline, and Control Classroom Management as a Field of Inquiry

Discipline: Student Conduct and Classroom Management

Remote Control: Classroom Management Software

Lesson 2:

The Physical Classroom Some Classroom Types

The Technology Classroom

Comfort in the Classroom

How Many Students per Class?

Lesson 3:

Between Planning and Improvisation How Much Improvisation?

In-Class Activities, Planned and Unplanned

The Syllabus

Lesson 4:

Class Culture The Culturally Responsive Classroom

Helicopter Parents

Non-Native Language Teachers

The “Caring Classroom”

Conclusion

Exercise

Culture

Lesson 1:

Culture? What Culture? Culture as a Fifth Skill

Definitions of Culture

Which Culture?

Linguoculture

Lesson 2:

Proficiency and Cultural Literacy Proficiency

Cultural Literacy

Types of “Texts”

Lesson 3:

The Case for Visual Medial to Teach Culture Video-based Instruction

Video Selection

Video Exploitation

Lesson 4:

A Web-Based Approach to Language and Culture Using the Internet

About Rockin’ Russian

Sample Video

Conclusion

Exercise

Grammar

Introduction

Lesson 1:

Definitions of Grammar An Inclusive Definition

Oral vs. Written Language

A Contextualized Definition

Lesson 2:

Elements of Grammar Instruction Explicit Approach

Metalinguistic Awareness

Auto-input and Output Processing

Lesson 3:

Inductive Approaches to Teaching Grammar Defining Induction on a Continuum

Guided Induction in Practice

Illustration of Guided Induction

Lesson 4:

Implementing a Guided Induction Approach Elements of Guided Induction

Restructuring Existing Lessons

In the Classroom

Conclusion

Exercise

The Language Teacher

Lesson 1

Lesson 2 and 3

Lesson 4

Joining the Profession What You Need to Know

Professionalization

Historical Perspectives

Lesson 2: ACTFL Guidelines and National Standards ACTFL Guidelines

National Standards

Lesson 3: Principles of Communicative Language Teaching Communicative Language Teaching

Integration

Sequencing

Lesson 4: Professional Development Putting Methods into Practice

Life-long Learning

Conclusion

exercise

The Language Learner

Lesson 1:

Why FL Teachers Need to Know about Learners The Learner’s Perspective

Disconnect Between Teachers and Learners

Learner Characteristics

Lesson 2:

Motivation Motivation Predicts Success

Instrumental Motivation

Integrative Motivation

Maintaining Motivation

Lesson 3:

Anxiety Learners’ Accounts

Sources of Anxiety

Ways to Decrease Anxiety

Lesson 4:

Learner Beliefs Examples of Learner Beliefs

Significance of Learner Beliefs

Responding to Beliefs

Conclusion

Exercise

Listening

Lesson 1:

Thinking of Listening Why is Listening Important?

Challenges in Teaching Listening

Guiding Principles

Questions for the Listening Classroom

Lesson 2:

Approaching a Listening Text Pre-Listening

While Listening

Intensive Listening

Post-Listening

Lesson 3:

Putting it into Practice Pre-listening

After First Listen

After Second Listen

Intensive Listening

Post-Listening

Lesson 4:

Listening Online Introduction to Aswaat Arabiyya

Teaching Listening with Aswaat Arabiyya

Conclusion

Exercise

Pragmatics

Lesson 1:

Terms and Scope What is Pragmatics?

Sociocultural Norms

Speech Acts

Face-Threatening Acts

Lesson 2:

Cross-cultural Communication Language and Culture

Language Functions

Appropriateness

Second Language Sociocultural Norms

Lesson 3:

Pragmatics in the L2 Classroom Contextualized Practice

Dialogue

Formulas

Metapragmatic Discussion

Building Awareness of Sociocultural Norms

Lesson 4:

Pragmatics and Proficiency Levels Teachability of Pragmatics

Pragmatics and Language Proficiency Levels

Evaluation of Language Production

Conclusion

Exercise

Reading

Lesson 1:

What is Reading? Definitions of Reading

A Holistic Approach to Reading

Readability and the Holistic Approach

Lesson 2:

From Pre-Reading to Intitial Reading Reading as a Process

Pre-Reading

Initial Reading

Guided Matrix

Lesson 3:

Rereading The Importance of Rereading

Rereading Strategies

Lesson 4:

Challenges of the Holistic Approach Use of the L1

Time Constraints

Assessing Reading Outcomes

Conclusion

Exercise

Speaking

Lesson 1:

Lesson 2:

Defining Communication Communication or Practice?

Communicative Competence

Models of Communication

Lesson 3:

Lesson 4:

Challenges and Benefits of Communicative Tasks Challenges of Communicative Tasks

Benefits of Communicative Tasks

Lesson 5

Lesson 6

Designing Communicative Tasks What Is a Task?

Design Principles

Unsuccessful Tasks

Analyzing Tasks

Implementing Communicative Tasks Guidelines

A Narrative Activity

Conclusion

Exercise

Technology

Lesson 1:

Time on Task Need for More Time on Task

Increasing Time on Task

Increasing Quality of Time on Task

Additional Ideas

Lesson 2:

Context Context in Language Learning

Contextualizing Language with Multimedia

Two Ways to Contextualize

Learning by Doing

Lesson 3:

Chunks and Scripts What are Chunks and Scripts?

Chunks and Scripts in Student Blogs

Learning Chunks and Scripts with Video

Lesson 4:

Input vs. Intake What’s the Difference?

Enhancing Intake through Technology

Should Technology Replace the Textbook?

Conclusion

Exercise

Vocabulary

Lesson 1:

The Importance of Vocabulary Teacher Training Shortfalls

Actively Teaching Vocabulary

Lesson 2:

Rethinking the Place of Vocabulary Problems with Contextualization

Lexical Approach

Pedagogical Sequences

Lesson 3:

Vocabulary in Français interactif Decontextualized Exercises

Progression to Contextualized Exercises

Authentic Language Samples

Lesson 4:

Input to Output Traditional Grammar Practice

Structured Input Activities

Structured Output Activities

Conclusion

Exercise

Writing

Intro

Writing Lesson 1

Writing The Nature of L2 Writing

Design Principles

Teaching with Different Orthographies

Classroom Considerations

Computer-Mediated Communication

Writing L2

Writing Tasks Preliminary Decisions

Activity Sets: A Process Approach to Writing

Pre-Writing

During-Writing

Post-Writing

Lesson 3:

Creative Writing Arguments for Creative Writing in the L2 Classroom

Poetry

Prose

Performance

Lesson 4:

Assessing Writing Feedback vs. Grading

Content vs. Accuracy

Types of Scoring

Exercise Assessment

Editing

Conclusion

Exercise

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