Thursday, July 06, 2006

Blogging Task 10: Class Observance, Teaching Grammar, or talking with an ALT

Please do one of the following by Tuesday, July 11 of next week.
Please comment on someone else's post by Wednesday, July 12.

1. If you are going to Mr. M's junior high school to watch a demonstration lesson, please write about your observations. Were the prinicipals for teaching English that Mr. M mentioned apparent in the demonstration lessons? If so, how?

2. Please go here to view all the grammatical items that are taught in Japanese junior high schools. Which grammatical item was most difficult for you to learn as a student? How would you attempt to teach it now? For example, you can talk about what kind of sample sentences you would you use to demonstrate how to use it and its meaning. You can also talk about the kind of mechanical and communicative practice you would conduct to help students understand it.

When writing about the grammar, please be sure to use the grammatical terms in English. For example, instead of writing "助動詞 can" you should write "auxiliary verb can".

Optional:
3. Anne, a very dedicated ALT in Iwate, wrote in this post, that she was having difficulty promoting "internationalization" in the English class. I commented on her post and asked her to elaborate and she did so. Please react to Anne's comment by writing a comment on her post.

4 Comments:

Blogger happy days said...

Hello, I'm happy days. I commented on Mihotch's Blog. I didn't go to Junior High School last week, but her blog was quite plain, so I understood how the teacher taught English well. Thanks.

3:36 PM  
Blogger johnwang said...

Hello, this is John , i left a comment on the blog of "Let's go my way with English". i like the bloger's attitude and ideas. Thanks and have a good day.

8:28 PM  
Blogger The lion said...

Hello, I'm Lion. I commented on Mihotch's blog. And thanks to commenting on my blog. Thank you.

7:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was great you listed in the grammar they learn in JHS. Those textbooks are so awful in presentation and it is up to us, to make them into something educationally viable.

11:53 PM  

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