The Use of English Textbooks for Teaching English to 'Vocational'
Students in Singapore Secondary Schools: A Survey of Teachers' Beliefs
Rachel N. F. Lee and Ann-Marie Bathmaker
RELC Journal 2007; 38; 350
Five qualities of a good teacher.
Firstly, without enough understanding and insight on the issue, he is likely to make errors and
mistakes. In addition, the mistakes he made in class will result in devastating situations; students
might feel he does not p
Five most important role of a teacher in the Class
Firstly, being a model of the class is one of the most important roles of a teacher when it
comes to language too. As a model, the students are to either engage or imitate his pronunciation,
use of gramma
Task 1 Imagine you are a student in the class on the CD-ROM. How would you
have felt during:
The creaking sound of a board marker when writing on the white board was too
annoying that I had hard time observing it. Well, I know
Task 1 What are the two receptive skills?
Two receptive skills of every language are reading and listening.
Task 2 Describe the different specialist skills needed for reading and listening
-Prediction : When we listen/read so
Task 1 Why do teachers plan their lessons? Why is planning important?
-Too much planning might make a lesson too rigid, but it is of necessity especially
for inexperienced teachers who might face troubles during their lessons if not
Task 1 Identify the following future tenses:
a) I am going to the theater later this evening.
b) Theyre going to play basketball on Tuesday afternoon.
c) Jane will have left her job by the end of the
Task 1 What criteria do we need to consider when selecting vocabulary?
-These are the factors we need to take into account when selecting vocabulary; whether it's
appropriate for the language level of students we teach, how much it fits wit
Task 1 How can a teacher use his/her physical presence and voice in the
Task 1 Identify the following tenses, giving your reason for the identification:
a) Peter went to the cinema yesterday evening.
-Past simple tense has been used in this sentence because specific time is given as in 'yesterday
1. Describe your own experience of learning a language or languages.
I started learning German as a second language at the age of seven when I had three German
classes a week at school. Starting from the fifth grade the frequency of learning rose to five
By the end of this module you should:
1. be aware of the nature of language
2. have a knowledge of the different varieties of language
3. understand what constitutes error in language
4. understand how language is acquired
5. know wh
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Module 1Section A
Topic 1: Describe your own experience of learning a language or languages.
Ups and Downs on the Road to English
My experience of learning English-first, as a teenager in a Korean middle school and later, a
Task 1 Complete the chart below with the present simple tense, using the verb
Do I go?
I don't go.
Do you go?
You don't go.
Does he/she/it go? H
Task 1 Based on your understanding of the unit, which four teaching methods do
you think have most influenced current TEFL practice? Give a brief summary of
each and give reason(s) for your choice.
In my opinion, there are two teaching meth
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procedure section, use one box for each phase (engage, study or activate) of your plan.