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Dr. Antar Abdellah. Teaching English as a Foreign Language (2). Course Objectives. To enable you as an EFL teacher to: Develop and articulate instructional objectives adequately and clearly. Create, construct, and prepare suitable and creative lesson plans.
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Dr. Antar Abdellah Teaching English as a Foreign Language (2)
Course Objectives To enable you as an EFL teacher to: • Develop and articulate instructional objectives adequately and clearly. • Create, construct, and prepare suitable and creative lesson plans. • Learn and practice successful classroom management techniques. • Enhance and promote EFL students’ interest and motivation to learn English.
Course Objectives • Become familiar with the various formats of language testing and how to properly and effectively construct and administer them. • Identify and adopt the characteristics of the successful EFL teacher. • Identifying strong and weak points facing student-teachers while practicing aspects of teaching at schools.
Course Description • Roles of EFL student-teachers: strategies and characteristics of successful language teachers. • Guidelines of articulating instructional aims and objectives. • Application of methods, techniques, activities, and drills of teaching listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and handwriting.
Course Description • Techniques of successful classroom management: causes and remedies of discipline problems; teacher position and movement; and teacher student interaction. • Guidelines of lesson evaluation. • “Good language learner” strategies and characteristics and its utilization to promote EFL students’ interest and motivation.
Course Description • Development, preparation, and application of testing procedures, techniques, and activities • Significance, application, and integration of error analysis in teaching methods, material, and correction techniques, while teaching the various language skills. • Discussions around everyday problems that face student-teachers during their practicum to explore possible solutions and remedies.
Distribution plan of Practicum (16-week program) • Week (1-2): • Learn about the school culture by carefully observing, taking notes, and asking questions: • How students behave before, during, between and after classes. • What are various ways teachers structure their classrooms? • How are the rooms arranged? • What is the school schedule? • When are staff meetings? • What extracurricular activities are offered? • What duties do teachers have? • What is the curriculum and grade level? • What materials are available in the school?
Distribution plan of Practicum (16-week program) • Week (1-2): • Observe teachers at all levels (1st, 2nd, & 3rd): • Discuss lessons with cooperating teacher; • Learn how lessons are related to curriculum and how the teacher decides what to focus on in the lesson; • Learn how to use audiovisual aids; • Become more familiar with outside resources and where to find it; • Observe time frame of the lessons and classroom management strategies; • Prepare ideas and materials for what you will teach. • Write lesson plans and discuss ideas with your cooperating teacher, supervisor, and other colleagues; • Attend all duties and learn about your role and legal responsibilities;
Distribution plan of Practicum (16-week program) • Weeks (3 to 16) • Teach 3 classes daily with all professional duties of a teacher to build a professional relationship with your students, colleagues, and school administrators. • Fully prepare for each class; lesson plans, reflecting and analyzing strengths, weaknesses and ideas for improving each lesson. • Set professional development goals and reflect and revise them,
Distribution plan of Practicum (16-week program) • Weeks (3 to 16) • Develop classroom management skills to manage the classroom with confidence. • Develop an understanding of standards and expectations to assess and grade student learning and performance on your own. • Participate in extra-curricular activities whenever the opportunity exists and be active in the school as a whole. • Attend parent-teacher conferences and discuss how to go by them with your cooperating teacher and supervisor.
Distribution plan of Practicum (16-week program) • Weeks (3 to 16) • Organize a portfolio; choose excerpts and organize them visually in detail to demonstrate your growth to your supervisor for objective evaluation. • Hand in all grades, assignments, tests and work to school before you end your practicum. • Your students have spent many hours with you, sharing ideas, taking risks, being challenged, experiencing successes and disappointments. Plan how to say goodbye to them, your colleagues and school administrators, thanking all for their hospitality and giving you the opportunity to develop your career as a teacher.
Course marks • Practicum 400 (320 Supervisor- 80 principal) • Theoretical 200 • Total 600 • 100 % is shown on the university system
200 • 4 assignments (20 * 4 = 80) • Participation & attendance 20 = 100 • Final test: 100 : 50 items • 25