APPROACHES TO TEACHING ENGLISH

Introduction

Hello everyone :)

This WebQuest is about approaches to teaching English which is our main subject for this semester. This WebQuest will help you to access the necessary information from the various websites gathered by me. At the end of the semester, you will be evaluated from the application videos of yours, compositions you have written and the presentations you will present in the classroom in the last two weeks.

In this WebQuest, you will be able to find and understand the every step and explanation that you need. Also, you can do your own research if you need from various sources but please be careful about  specifying quotations. 

If you need, you can contact with me through e-mail in weekdays.

Don't stress, do your best, forget the rest ;)

Task

This is a kind of task that you will continue to make for a whole semester. You don't need to hurry but need to work according to a plan. Every week, I will present you an approach in class. Before each course, you have to prepare for the subject.(You will be able to find necessary information and sources list from "process" section.) You are expected to participate in discussions and share your own ideas about the approaches in the courses. After each lesson, you are expected to write a composition that includes information from a variety of sources and your own thoughts with your own sentences.(You will send your compositions via e-mail.) You are also expected to shoot a video in which you apply the approach that I have presented in the last class. (You will share your videos via padlet.) In the last two weeks of the semester, you are expected to present your all works to your classmates in 20-25 minutes.

Briefly, you are expected to make your pre-readings, write compositions, shoot videos and at last, briefly present your presentations to your classmates.

 

 

 

Process

1- Every week, I will present you an approach in class. Before each course, you have to prepare for the subject.(You can find necessary information and sources list down below.)

2- In order to share your videos, you need to create a Padlet account.

3- After each lesson, you need to shoot an application video about the recent approach and share it via Padlet. Make sure that your voice is audible and the image quality is good. Here is the link that you will share your videos: https://padlet.com/altinaygulnihan/xucru911j1j8

4- After each lesson, you are expected to write a composition that includes information from a variety of sources and your own thoughts with your own sentences.(You will send your compositions via e-mail ► altinaygulnihan@gmail.com

 

How To Write A Whole Composition

The following is a general structure to follow for many kinds of writing. Adapt it to specialized assignments as appropriate.

I. Introduction
The introduction is intended to draw the reader into the body of material to follow. It should begin with a general statement or question, sometimes called the “thesis statement” or “thesis question,” followed by a quick narrowing down to the main theme to be developed in the body. Set the stage quickly, give appropriate background, then move right into a transition sentence that will set up the reader for the body.

II. Body (Argument)
The body of a written piece is where you elaborate, defend, and expand the thesis introduced in the introduction. The body should support your main contention with supporting evidence and possible objections. A good body presents both sides of a case, pro and con. As you make your case, save your best argument for last. When presenting contrary views, be sure to set forth the strongest arguments so you can avoid being charged with erecting a “straw man.” The body includes three components:

Elaboration: Spell out the details by defining, or by clarifying and adding relevant, pertinent information.

Illustration: Paint a verbal picture that helps make or clarify your point(s). Well illustrated pieces are easier to read and follow than abstract ones.

Argumentation: Give the reasons, justifications, and rationales for the position or view you have taken in the introduction. Draw inferences for the reader and explain the significance or assertions or claims being made.

When moving from one sub-point or argument to another, use connecting or transitional words and phrases that enable your reader to easily follow the flow of your thinking. The following is a partial list of logical connectors that you can use:

exceptions – but, alas, however, etc.

illustrations – for instance, for example, etc.

conclusions – thus, so, therefore, consequently, etc.

comparisons – similarly, by contrast, etc.

qualifications – yet, still, etc.

additions – moreover, furthermore, etc.

III. Conclusion
Make your final appeal to the reader, a finishing, all-encompassing statement that wraps up your presentation in a powerful or even dramatic fashion. Normally a single paragraph, brief and concise, will suffice. The purpose of the conclusion is to leave the reader with an idea or thought that captures the essence of the body while provoking further reflection and consideration.

 

5- In the last two weeks of the semester, you are expected to present your all works to your classmates in 20-25 minutes. You can make a PowerPoint presentation, etc. which includes all your work. It is up to your imagination :)

 

 

LIST OF SOURCES

BRIEF OVERVIEW

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/f721/0e0429b27b4bc0931b0e871df4f56bb4dfa5.pdf

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1179/1759753614Z.00000000028

https://www.tefl.com.mx/inductive-and-deductive/

 

GRAMMAR TRANSLATION METHOD

https://www.slideshare.net/annetitong/the-grammar-translation-method-23123297

https://s3.amazonaws.com/academia.edu.documents/35537483/281-1086-1-PB_1.pdf?response-content-disposition=inline%3B%20filename%3DThe_Grammar-Translation_Method_and_the_U.pdf&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Credential=AKIAIWOWYYGZ2Y53UL3A%2F20191222%2Fus-east-1%2Fs3%2Faws4_request&X-Amz-Date=20191222T100448Z&X-Amz-Expires=3600&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Signature=4e72dbad82c02e9216916375db13cbc08bfe0ad82a33c93ed220368ac52de7ef

https://dash.harvard.edu/bitstream/handle/1/10952296/SIEFERT_gsas.harvard_0084L_11049.pdf?sequence=3&isAllowed=y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtpAQ5iFp9c

 

DIRECT METHOD

https://www.slideshare.net/Ayeshabashir1990/direct-method-of-language-teaching

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/direct-method

https://www.fluentu.com/blog/educator/direct-method-of-language-teaching/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vhojdp0OlFU

 

AUDIO-LINGUAL METHOD

https://www.slideshare.net/Patrmartin/the-audiolingual-method-27435101

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Maedeh_Alemi/publication/293731529_Audio_Lingual_Method/links/59c643de458515548f3268ec/Audio-Lingual-Method.pdf

https://www.myenglishpages.com/blog/the-audiolingual-approach/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz0TPDUz3FU

 

TPR

https://www.slideshare.net/gingerfresa/total-physical-response-22840472

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/total-physical-response-tpr

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.620.8538&rep=rep1&type=pdf

http://byeways.net/webreadings/Internet-Research/EDUCATION/519.htm

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042813035581

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuS3ku-PSL8&list=PL7BlTIDdOgZJhim70umCX0sAJFOtMRnda&index=3

 

SUGGESTOPEDIA

https://www.slideshare.net/syllwia05/suggestopedia-14826034

https://www.fluentu.com/blog/educator/suggestopedia-method-of-teaching/

https://jurnalmahasiswa.unesa.ac.id/index.php/retain/article/view/6313

https://s3.amazonaws.com/academia.edu.documents/55805533/2581-4915-1-SM.pdf?response-content-disposition=inline%3B%20filename%3DSuggestopedia_Method_on_Improving_Studen.pdf&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Credential=AKIAIWOWYYGZ2Y53UL3A%2F20191222%2Fus-east-1%2Fs3%2Faws4_request&X-Amz-Date=20191222T104209Z&X-Amz-Expires=3600&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Signature=db02452efd9c135c357c4ffa5d86c8526c47f007b50f8d1f1fa322dec3e332b2

https://content.taylorfrancis.com/books/download?dac=C2004-0-24030-8&isbn=9781135300180&format=googlePreviewPdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rkrvRlty5M&list=PL7BlTIDdOgZJhim70umCX0sAJFOtMRnda&index=4

 

SILENT WAY

https://www.slideshare.net/amernajmi/the-silent-way-approach

https://www.fluentu.com/blog/educator/silent-way-teaching-method/

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/silent-way

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/cuisenaire-rods-language-classroom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz0TPDUz3FU&list=PL7BlTIDdOgZJhim70umCX0sAJFOtMRnda

 

COMMUNICATIVE LANGUAGE TEACHING

https://www.slideshare.net/ivanslides/what-is-clt

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/communicative-approach

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/making-reading-communicative

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/making-writing-communicative

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/kieran-donaghy-short-sweet-using-short-films-promote-creativity-communication

https://www.eba.gov.tr/video/izle/6946cfc3b28327c964dcea0d2e6ebac7cde97bb6a0003

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kRT-rsKxn4&list=PL7BlTIDdOgZJhim70umCX0sAJFOtMRnda&index=6

 

ORAL APPROACH AND SITUATIONAL LANGUAGE LEARNING

https://www.slideshare.net/camiss20/the-oral-approach-and-situational-language-teaching

https://prezi.com/h8lqbgz71pwu/the-oral-approach-and-situational-language-teaching/

https://www.slideshare.net/sheilacheiii/tefl-the-oral

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/314895766_Oral_Approach_and_Situational_Language_Teaching_A_Short_Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R5aNfkZMrk

 

BOOKS YOU CAN BUY (OPTIONAL)

Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching (Jack C. RichardsTheodore S. Rodgers,1986)

Teachniques and Principle in Language Teaching (Diane Larsen-Freeman, 1986)

Approaches And Prınccıples In Englısh As A Fooreıng Language (EFL) Education (edited by Servet Çelik, Eğiten Kitap)

 

 

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Track # 462856

 

Evaluation

 

Beginning
0-35

Developing
36-65

Exemplary
66-100

Score

PRE-READINGS

Pre-readings are not done.

Pre-readings are partly done.

All pre-readings are successfully done.

 

ENGAGEMENT IN LESSON

Students didn’t engage in lesson at all.

Students engaged in lesson but weren’t able to express tehmselves effectively.

Students engaged in lesson successfully and expressed themselves effectively.

 

APPLICATION VIDEOS

Students didn’t shoot any application video.

Students shooted application videos but not all of them or their voices were not audible. 

Students shoot all of the application videos needed and their qualities were acceptable.

 

COMPOSITIONS

Students didn’t write anything or they made unacceptable amount of grammar mistakes, gave wrong information.

Students wrote compositions but not for all approaches or made grammar mistakes, gave wrong information. 

Students wrote compositions for all of the approaches, didn’t make any grammar mistakes and gave true information.

 

PRESENTATION

Students didn’t present anything.

Students presented their presentations but it was unacceptable because of grammar mistakes, wrong information.

Students presented their presentations successfully, didn’t make grammar mistakes and gave true infotmation.

 
Conclusion

Congratulations! Thanks for your effort and work. Do not forget that great things never come from comfort zones

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Gülnihan ALTINAY

If you need further help, you can contact with me via e-mail. ► altinaygulnihan@gmail.com