Welcome the NeXt ESL Classroom!

 

Members of this class will practice English with their fellow students and students around the world using a variety of communications tools including Web pages, chat and e-mail.

The NeXt Classroom helps motivate language acquisition among CEGEP students by responding to their interest and need to participate as consumers and producers of information in the digital age. Nearly 50% of the classroom/lab time will be spent producing e-mail, databases, electronic newspapers, personal Web pages, videos, or radio reports.

The concept of the NeXt Classroom comes from my experience teaching media production and implementing digital communications projects in remote Aboriginal communities. The NeXt classroom will seek to integrate electronic media in the process of learning English as naturally as people use their voices.

This paper describes how I would teach a grammar unit to support these learners in a multi-media environment.

 

Prepared by Tom Axtell

for

EDU 584 Teaching English Grammar
Professor: Catherine Beauchamp
August 3, 1998

 


Index

 

 

I. Target Group

Characteristics

Outside the Classroom

Course Plan

 

II. Student Guide to Industry Teaching Unit

 

III. Analysis of the Present Continuous Structure

Objectives of the Unit

Approach to Grammar Teaching

Sequencing of Grammar

Learner Variables

Stage of Development

Motivation

Learning Style

Form

Function

Meaning

Appropriacy

Pronunciation

Spelling

Collocation

Inter-related Grammar points

Instructors Role

 

IV. Grammar Unit: Procedure

 

The Present Continuous!

 

V. References

 

V. Self-evaluation

 

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