PAPERS

TAKE-HOME ASSIGNMENT


Foreign Language Learning Experience

Content: Discuss your experience in terms of the concpets that are introduced in Chapter 3 and Chapter 7 of How Language are Learned and Chapter 6 of Principles of Language Leraning and Teaching..

*Length:=2-3 pages with single-spaced; Font=Times in 12 points.

Due: Wk2 5/8 (Tue)

PAPERS

Paper #1: Teaching/Learning Theories and Their Application (20%)

Content: Summarize both the benefits and shortcomings of each teaching/learning theory and method you observed in the video and read about in the textbook and articles. Then make suggestions as to how to best apply these to a real classroom situation.

*Length:=3-5 pages with single-spaced; Font=Times in 12 points.

Due: Wk3 4/17 (Thu)

 

Paper #2: Class Observation Report (15%)

Content: Observe a Japanese language class presently being taught here at UCI. Take notes as to precisely what the instructor of the class did with her time, in order to evaluate her time-management. Then, discuss good points as well as suggestions for improvement. See a sample report.

*Length:=1 page with single-spaced; Font=Times in 12 points.

Due: Wk6 5/8 (Thu)

Paper #3: Self-reflection Essay (15%)

Content: Discuss what it means to you to teach a foreign langauge, including your teaching goals and philosophies. Questions on p. 466 in the textbook might be a good guide for constructing your thoughts. Refer to some theories and/or some articles to support your arguments.

*Length:=1-2 page with single-spaced; Font=Times in 12 points.

Due: Wk10 6/5 (Thu)


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Sample Lesson Plan Assignment (10%)

**For Chinese & Japaense

1. Check with your instructor and discuss the lesson plan for:

  the entire 50-minute class session AND
  the 15-minute segment that you will be teaching

2. Write a lesson plan for the entire 50 minutes. Make sure that you be very specific about the activities that you will be doing.


**For ESL

1. Choose a topic from the list and decide on:

   what vocabulary/grammar should be introduced
   how you would want to teach them (input & output)

2. Write a lesson plan for the entier 50 minutes. Be very specific about input & output activities.

For your reference, see a sample report.

Due: Wk7 5/15 (Thu)