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Shaping the Way We Teach English:
Successful Practices Around the World

Instructor’s Manual

Shaping the Way We Teach English:
Successful Practices Around the World

Instructor’s Manual
Produced and Distributed by the Office of English Language Programs
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs United States Department of State Washington, DC 20547 http://englishprograms.state.gove-mail: english@state.gov

Authors: Leslie Opp-Beckman Sarah J. Klinghammer University of Oregon
5212 University of Oregon Eugene, OR 97403-5212 USA http://www.uoregon.edu e-mail: aei@uoregon.edu

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Publication Information
Shaping the Way We Teach English:Successful Practices Around the World Instructor’s Manual
Authors: Leslie Opp-Beckman and Sarah Klinghammer, University of Oregon 5212 University of Oregon Eugene, OR 97403-5212 USA http://www.uoregon.edu e-mail: aei@uoregon.edu

Published by the Office of English Language Programs Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs United States Department of State Washington, DC 20547 2006

Forinformation about the Office of English Language Programs and this product, use the web site: rather than the web site as shown on the video, DVD, and CD.

Acknowledgements A special thank you for videotaping support to overseas schools, training centers, ministries of education, and U.S. embassies in Costa Rica, Egypt, and Thailand, and to U.S. school districts and government agencies in Oregon,Virginia, and Washington, DC.

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Table of Contents Instructor’s Manual
Introduction 7

Approaches to Language Teaching: FoundationsModule 1: Contextualizing Language Module 2: Building Language Awareness Module 3: Integrating Skills Module 4: Pairwork / Groupwork Module 5: Learner Feedback Approaches to Language Teaching: Extension Module 6: Managing Large Classes Module 7: Learning Strategies Module 8: Authentic Materials Module 9: Critical & Creative Thinking Module 10: Alternative Assessment Focus on the Learner Module 11:Individual Learner Differences Module 12: Younger Learners (K-5) 113 121 57 67 83 95 103 11 19 27 37 45

Teacher Development Module 13: Peer Observations Module 14: Reflective Teaching 131 141

Appendix Additional Handouts 151

Introduction
Welcome to the teacher training series Shaping the Way We Teach English: Successful Practices Around the World. It is made up of 14 modules in a videoformat with a supporting manual and additional resources. The modules are structured in such a way that you can use them in order or one at a time, depending on your needs and interests.
Goals for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Educators These introductory materials are designed for educators in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) who share the following two goals: 1) To build an academic or“pedagogical” foundation in language teaching. 2) To improve language teaching classroom practices.

Rationale English teachers, trainers, and researchers have long recognized the value of not only reading about but actually observing experienced, effective teachers in the classroom as a form of professional development. However, professionally produced multimedia (video-based) English languageteacher training materials have been in somewhat short supply. Historically, many of those that do exist have taken a “talking head” lecture approach and have not necessarily included examples from an EFL context. Shaping the Way We Teach English: Successful Practices Around the World uses a constructivist, inquiry-based approach, giving viewers opportunities to adapt materials to their local...
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