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Podcast #3 – Planning a Project-Based Course

April 6th, 2007 · No Comments

mp3 I go step-by-step through the planning of a project-based, content-based course. I start with a needs / wants analysis using a survey and some diagnostic activities. I let students know the plan by way of my syllabus and a quick look at the textbook. After getting ideas about content and skill areas from my […]

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Podcast #2 – Roleplays

March 28th, 2007 · No Comments

mp3 I talk about how I’m using roleplays in my classes. I discuss both advantages and disadvantages, and how they can be done in large classes. I begin by pre-teaching a concept (usually something pragmatic like “making a request” or “giving a command”). Next, we brainstorm a list of relevant content words (like “requests one […]

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Podcast #1 – Introduction

March 20th, 2007 · No Comments

mp3 This week, I talk about my current teaching situation, working at a college in China, teaching English for travel and tourism. Here is the outline to the brief lecture I gave on sustainable tourism. After, I asked students to discuss then write on the board their ideas about the positive and negative effects of […]

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