外 語 教 學 概 論
Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Training
Spring 2021

Instructor: Nae-Dong Yang 楊乃冬
Meeting Time: Thursday 9:10 ~12:10
Classroom: 外語教學暨資源中心 206 教室

課程簡介(Course Description)課程要求 (Course Requirements)
教材(Textbooks and Materials)每週教學進度 (Tentative Syllabus)

課程簡介 (Course Description)

By providing a balanced introduction to theory, research and practice, this course is designed as a preparatory course in theories and methodology for future language teachers and those who are interested in the field of language teaching. This course will introduce fundamental concepts of second language acquisition and language teaching, the latest trends in language teaching, and effective approaches to language learning and teaching. In addition to the theoretical foundation, the course intends to help prospective teachers to build a repertoire of practical language teaching options and classroom techniques that are embedded in accepted principles of language learning and teaching. Practical teaching techniques and learning resources will be explored via various classroom activities and assignments.

課程要求與評量方式 (Course Requirements and Grading Policies)

The course will contain lectures, class presentations and discussions, and group and individual micro-teaching. Final grades will be based on reading assignments (25%), micro-teaching presentation and demonstration (15%); lesson plan and teaching demonstration (25%); exam (20%), self- and peer evaluation (10%); participation and attendance (5%).

Reading Assignments (閱讀作業)
You are expected to finish the reading assignments before the class meeting and to participate in group discussions and class sharing.

Micro-teaching Presentation and Demonstration (小組微型教學報告與教學演示)
Groups of students will introduce the principles of assigned teaching techniques and then demonstrate teaching activities. Prepare handout copies for everyone in class.

Lesson Plan and Teaching Demonstration (教案設計與教學演示)
Teams of students will demonstrate teaching from their designed lesson plan for 15~20 minutes. Prepare handout copies for everyone in class. Upload the lesson plan to the web site before the deadline.

Exam (測驗)
You will be given a chance to review what you have learned in the course during the semeseter in the final exam. Details will be discussed in class.

Self and Peer Evaluation (自評互評)
You are required to observe and evaluate the teaching practices of your classmates and yourselves. You also need to do final self evaluation at the end of the course online

. Attendance (課堂參與)
You are expected to attend all class sessions. Repeated arriving late (more than 30 minutes) or leaving early may be considered an absence. If you must be absent from class for a good reason, please notify the instructor (in advance, if possible) and follow the university rules to ask for a leave at myNTU.
修課學生請準時到校上課,充分準備並積極參與討論及練習活動。未能到校上課者,請依規定使用本校學生請假系統請假。未經准假或假期已滿而缺課者,以曠課論,曠課一小時,以請假五小時論。平時請假達學期授課時數五分之一者,降該科學期成績一等第為原則 ... 請假達三分之一者,成績以X等第(百分制零分)登錄。 (請參照國立臺灣大學學則第四章) .

 

教材 (Textbooks and Materials)

Textbook:

  • Brown, H. D. & Lee, H. (2015). Teaching by Principles: An Interactive Approach to Language Pedagogy (4th edition). White Plains, NY: Pearson Education.
    (available at 總圖地下室臺大出版中心書店 )

References:

  • Brown, H. D. (2014). Principles of Language Learning and Teaching (6th edition). White Plains, NY: Pearson Education. [PLLT]
  • Horwitz, Elaine Kolker. (2013). Becoming a Language Teacher: A Practical Guide to Second Language Learning and Teaching . Second Edition. Boston: Pearson Education.
  • Larsen-Freeman, D., & Anderson, M. (2011). Techniques and principles in language teaching (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

 

暫訂教學進度(Tentative Syllabus)

Week Date Contents
1 2/25 Introduction and overview
2 3/4 Foundations for classroom practice
3 3/11 Contextualizing communicative approaches
4 3/18 Teaching by principles
5 3/25 Teaching by principles
6 4/1 No class
7 4/8 The language learner: Agency in language learning
8 4/15 Contexts of learning and teaching
9 4/22 Contexts of learning and teaching
10 4/29 Lesson planning
11 5/6 Teaching listening
12 5/13 Teaching speaking
13 5/20 Teaching reading
14 5/27 Teaching writing
15 6/3 Exam
16 6/10 Professional development
17 6/17 Conclusion and evaluation