Strategies in English Teaching

Strategies in English Teaching
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Welcome to the web page of the course Strategies in English Teaching! This humble web page is an on-going project I am undertaking as part of my dedicated initiative to transcend the borders of our classroom. As part of this generation molded by the information superhighway, let us partake and enjoy the many benefits of the Internet and utilize it as a tool to further the ends of education. Please ignore the advertisements embedded because I am subscribed to a free web hosting service. Nevertheless, I enjoin you to join me as we embark on this teaching journey and together, let us explore the many possibilities for the course Strategies English teaching.

“Teaching is one of a kind profession, yet many professionals profess they do teach at one point of their lives.” ~ Salirick S. Andres

Edmodo Online Class

To augment our limited class contact hours, we will likewise utilize the functionalities of the website to the fullest. This site will host our online quizzes, online assignments, etc.

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  1. Use this group code to enroll: srqy2s
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Course description

This course outlines ways in which AB students who may eventually teach English may be able to get a better understanding of how learners learn English through the various tasks which can be made available to them. It includes a study of different theories and models related to the teaching of English language and literature. The course also introduces learners to various activities that are useful in promoting interaction in the English classroom. Considerable stress is put on spoken English as the learners may become eventual teachers in the field.

Course objective

This course aims to teach students various teaching strategies in teaching English; explore the various methods and approaches in teaching the four macro-skills in English: speaking, listening, reading and writing. It also explains how learning strategies of teaching may be used in language, recognizes interaction activities that are useful in teaching, integrates oral practices and activities in actual classroom events, and demonstrates methods of teaching and integrating these in actual classroom context as a full-fledged English teacher in the near future.

Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

By the time of completion of the course, the students will be able to:

  1. execute the various strategies, methods and approaches in teaching English;
  2. demonstrate effective methodology of oral interaction in the classroom;
  3. evaluate activities, practices, and procedures in teaching English;
  4. display high level of patience, tolerance and skill in managing classroom interaction activities;
  5. demonstrate the value of honesty and scholarly attitude in evaluating current practices in teaching English.

Student outcomes addressed by the course

The students will be able to:

  1. articulate and discuss the latest developments in the specific field of practice;
  2. use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for the practice of the profession;
  3. demonstrate a service orientation in one’s profession;
  4. communicate effectively in oral and in written English;
  5. recognize the need for, and prepare to engage in lifelong learning.

Strategies English teaching course topics

Prelim Period (Weeks 1–6)

Orientation: TIP Vision and Mission; TIP Graduate Attributes/ Institutional Intended Learning Outcomes; Program Objectives/ Program Intended Learning Outcomes; Course Objectives/ Course Intended Learning Outcomes; Course Policies.

Unit 1: Instructional Skills: Explaining, Demonstrating, Questioning, Questioning Techniques, Levels of Questioning, Wait Time. Direct Instruction Strategies. Didactic Questions, Lecture, Explicit Teaching, Drill & Practice, Compare & Contrast, Guided & Shared – reading, listening, viewing and thinking.

Midterm Period (Weeks 7–12)

Unit 2: Indirect Instruction Strategies: Problem Solving, Case Method, Reading for Meaning, Inquiry, Reflective Discussion, Concept Formation, Concept Mapping, and Cloze Procedure. Experiential Learning Strategies: Field Trips, Narratives, Experiments, Simulations, Games, Field Observations, Role-playing, Model Building.

Final Period (Weeks 13–18)

Unit 3: Independent Study Strategies: Computer-Assisted Instruction, Journals, Reading Logs. Interactive Instruction Strategies: Debates, Panels, Brainstorming, Peer Learning, Group works, Think-Pair-Share, Cooperative Learning, Jigsaw Problem Solving, Structured Controversy, Tutorial Groups, Interviewing, Conferencing.

Course references

The references listed herein are available in the library of TIP Quezon City. I do not require you to purchase and this is your discretion. However, I enjoin you to maximize the services of our library since you have already paid it in your miscellaneous fees. You may likewise use any other references available and useful for you to enjoy our Strategies in English Teaching course.

  • Diaz-Rico, Lynne T., (2013). Strategies for Teaching English Learners. New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc.
  • Curtin, Ellen M., (2009). Practical Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners. New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc.
  • Cex, Caroli (2008). Teaching Language Arts: A Student-Centered Classroom.
  • Vasquez, Anete, (2013). Teaching Language Arts to English Language Learners. New York: Routledge Inc.
  • Brandvik, Mary Lou and McKnight, Katherine S. (2011). The English Teacher’s survival guide. San Francisco: Wiley Imprint.