Course outline Block 1

2014

 

Assignments

Resources

Th 13/2

Š       Introductions

Š       Language learners and the NZ Curriculum.

Š       In class on Thursday: Course introduction. Assessments

Š       Icebreaker Reflections on learning languages and how languages are learned. Opinions

Š       Look through the NZ Curriculum guidelines material for your language.

Learning Languages in NZ Schools

NZ Curriculum Learning Languages

Curriculum guidelines  Te Reo Māori

 New Zealand Sign Language

Chinese

 Cook Islands Māori

 French

 German

 Japanese

 Korean

 Samoan

 Spanish

 Samoan

 Tokelauan

 Tongan

 Vagahau Niue

 

Fr 14/2

Š       How are languages learned?

 

Š       In class on Friday: Explaining language learning (Lightbown&Spada ch 4 ppt)(Speaking lecture here). Comprehensible input (Krashen). Beginning lessons.

Š       For next week: Prepare to present your target language to the group (5-10 minutes). What is difficult, what is easy about its pronunciation and grammar? Use the curriculum guidelines and e.g. the wikipedia page or wikibooks for the pronunciation and grammar of the language in question. Here are a few pages I found using Google  using the name of the language and pronunciation or grammar as search terms:

en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Japanese/Pronunciation; en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_grammar; en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Spanish/Pronunciation‎;;  http://resources.allsetlearning.com/chinese/grammar/

. Teaching Grammar workshop

For next week: Reading

 

Chapter 11 of The Handbook of Second Language Acquisition (Implicit and Explicit Learning)

Viewing

1) How to learn any language in six months: Chris Lonsdale at TEDxLingnanUniversity (Principles start at 7:00)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0yGdNEWdn0 

Extra reading: Read Chapter 4 in Lightbown & Spada’s How Languages are learned

 

 

Th 20/2

Language Classrooms

Lecture on Second language learning in the classroom (Lightbown & Spada ch 6).(Speaking lecture here) Discussion questions

Extra viewing: Communicative Language Teaching: What We Have Gained (And What We Might Have Lost) - A Conversation Between Jeremy Harmer and Scott Thornbury http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoUx036IN9Q

 

Extra reading: Read Chapter 6 in Lightbown & Spada’s How Languages are learned

 

 

Fr 21/2

 

Š       Lesson planning.  

Š       Target language presentations and discussion.

Lecture on Implicit and explicit knowledge and teaching

For next week: Prepare to present a lesson plan to the group (5-10 minutes).

Workshop listening activities dictogloss and dictation Listen to lecture

Extra reading: Brown chapter 10 on Lesson Planning

For next week: Read  either Ellis's Instructed Second Language Acquisition: A Literature Review (Ministry of Education, 2005) or a shorter version from 2008: CAL Online Resources: Digests

Principles of Instructed Second Language Acquisition

Th 27/2-

 

Lecture on Ellis Principles

 

Read  Nation, Paul & Hamilton-Jenkins, Alison (2000). Using communicative tasks to teach vocabulary. Guidelines 22 (2) 15-19. Available online at http://www.victoria.ac.nz/lals/about/staff/publications/paul-nation/2000-Hamilton-Jenkins-Communication.pdf

Fr 28/2

Ellis’ principles

Lesson plan presentations

Lecture on Teaching vocabulary

Looking at language teaching materials

Analysing and adapting materials

For next week:

1) Read about TBLT: Brown ch 3 pp 50-52 and/or (longer)  Task-based language teaching: sorting out the misunderstandings

 

2)Read this plan. Prepare a similar plan that can be the basis of a unit plan for your teaching. Be prepared to talk about your plan next week..

 

 

Th 6/3-

Unit Planning. 

Lecture on Task-based Language Learning

Video:

1)     Beginners’ French

2)     Genuine communication

Fr 7/3

 

Task-based Learning  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5b9gHSPiB8

Task-based Learning demo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Oqsqq9VA3I

Task-based lesson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlVGsgzbi9I

 

Workshop creating  and analysing tasks

 

For next week

Read Brown chapter 16 ( 257-270) and chapter 17

Prepare to present your task-based unit plan to the group.

Th 13/3

Individual factors. Communicative competence

       The Good Language Learner Lecture

       teaching integrated skills

 

Young learners in Scotland

 

Learning Languages on Your Own - YouTube

www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GCLYYNmu5g Kostia Andreev

 

Principles start at 7:00 Hacking language learning: Benny Lewis at TEDxWarsaw  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x2_kWRB8-A

 

Extra reading Read Lightbown & Spade ch3

 

Fr 14/3

What to think about on school placement!

Presenting unit plans

Observation thoughts

Assignment 1: Unit plan due 16 March

 

School placement

Assignment 1: Unit plan due 16 March