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English / Re: Classroom Management
« on: February 04, 2015, 03:14:47 PM »
Good to know the points!!!  :)

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English / Features of an Effective Teacher
« on: February 04, 2015, 10:42:26 AM »
In the book, Language Teaching Awareness, Fanselow points out the aim of exploration that is “seeing…teaching differently” (1988:114). The main theme of the book is ‘exploration of teaching’ which tries to identify some important techniques of language teaching along with some of the important features of an effective teacher. These are:
a.   Simply gaining awareness of teaching beliefs and practices
b.   Seeing nonjudgmental description as preferable to prescriptions of how teaching ‘should’ be done
c.   The need to pay attention to language and behavior
d.   Emphasis on going beyond usual ways of understanding teaching, especially that of problem solving(i.e., identifying and overcoming a problem area in one’s teaching)
e.   Interest in having teachers considers ‘connecting questions’, that is, questions connecting who they are as people with who they are as teachers.
f.   To highlight the importance of involving teachers in processes through which they can make more informed decisions. Bailey (1990) discusses the process of keeping a teaching journal. Wallace (1998) elaborates on doing action research. Gaies and Bowers (1990) present a process of clinical supervision.
g.   To start with “a beginner’s mind” (Suzuki 1970), that is to start with an open mind as a fresher always.

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Faculty Forum / Features of an Effective Teacher
« on: February 04, 2015, 10:41:38 AM »
In the book, Language Teaching Awareness, Fanselow points out the aim of exploration that is “seeing…teaching differently” (1988:114). The main theme of the book is ‘exploration of teaching’ which tries to identify some important techniques of language teaching along with some of the important features of an effective teacher. These are:
a.   Simply gaining awareness of teaching beliefs and practices
b.   Seeing nonjudgmental description as preferable to prescriptions of how teaching ‘should’ be done
c.   The need to pay attention to language and behavior
d.   Emphasis on going beyond usual ways of understanding teaching, especially that of problem solving(i.e., identifying and overcoming a problem area in one’s teaching)
e.   Interest in having teachers considers ‘connecting questions’, that is, questions connecting who they are as people with who they are as teachers.
f.   To highlight the importance of involving teachers in processes through which they can make more informed decisions. Bailey (1990) discusses the process of keeping a teaching journal. Wallace (1998) elaborates on doing action research. Gaies and Bowers (1990) present a process of clinical supervision.
g.   To start with “a beginner’s mind” (Suzuki 1970), that is to start with an open mind as a fresher always.

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English / Re: Google Classroom and My Presentation
« on: February 03, 2015, 12:28:53 PM »
You are always excellent in your presentation ma'am and I can think of your students getting involved in the new app along with such an expertise with them.Good luck ma'am!!

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English / Re: Benefits of learning foreign languages
« on: February 03, 2015, 12:25:49 PM »
Very interesting to know all these points sir...I am inspired to learn Spanish and would get enrollment soon  :)

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Effective sharing...we should definitely try  :)

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Faculty Forum / Re: Can we rethink?
« on: February 03, 2015, 12:17:27 PM »
Very simple but thought provoking ma'am,thanks for making us re-think of such wonderful and simple values of life... :)

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Faculty Forum / Re: Good teaching
« on: February 03, 2015, 12:15:01 PM »
"Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater."
- Gail Godwin
Nice sharing and also effective ideas :)

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English / Re: Authentic Assessment
« on: February 02, 2015, 02:44:34 PM »
Sir,I believe in terms authentic assessment developing materials accordingly is important.By designing appropriate authentic materials we need to ensure our students participation with motivation first to have the real exposure of the target language.

Afroza Akhter Tina

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Faculty Forum / Re: Optical illusion
« on: February 02, 2015, 02:04:19 PM »
interesting thing to know about  :)

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Faculty Forum / Re: Good teaching
« on: February 01, 2015, 11:09:09 AM »
...teaching is make students believe that they are capable to discuss and share the things they have just learned in the class(from their teacher)  :)

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Faculty Forum / Re: Social Anxiety Disorder- Treatments
« on: January 31, 2015, 06:51:44 PM »
very interesting to know ma'am

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Faculty Forum / Using authentic materials
« on: January 31, 2015, 06:48:02 PM »
Using authentic material is very important to enhance language learning in terms of having the real exposure of the target language. Charlene Polio in his article Using Authentic Materials in The Beginning Language Classroom states that, it is really important to have the real life exposure in terms of learning. It further mentions about the different types of authentic materials as children’s books and translated materials depending on the learner’s ability and level. Ferit Kilickaya in the article Authentic Materials and Cultural Content in EFL Classrooms' defines authentic material as ‘the exposure to real language and its use in its own community'. In addition, Harmer (1991), cited in Matsuta (n.d., para. 1) defines authentic texts as materials that are meant to design and use for the native speakers only; they are not designed for language students. Moreover Jordan (1997, p. 113) concerns these texts as not to be used for language teaching purposes.
There are issues regarding the use of authentic materials in a language teaching class. There can be some problems as the students may miss the vocabulary, structure and pattern of the target language and they can be fully motivated to use the language only in their real life. However, most of the teachers around the world agree on the issue that these are very helpful for learning a foreign language but the concern should be on the appropriate timing and how these can be used in a language classroom. Here I am attaching Charlene Polio’s article for your further concern.

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Faculty Forum / Re: 7 Crazy Mistakes We Make in the Pursuit of Happiness
« on: January 31, 2015, 06:45:01 PM »
beautiful sharing ma'am  :)

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English / Using authentic materials
« on: January 31, 2015, 06:42:33 PM »
Using authentic material is very important to enhance language learning in terms of having the real exposure of the target language. Charlene Polio in his article Using Authentic Materials in The Beginning Language Classroom states that, it is really important to have the real life exposure in terms of learning. It further mentions about the different types of authentic materials as children’s books and translated materials depending on the learner’s ability and level. Ferit Kilickaya in the article Authentic Materials and Cultural Content in EFL Classrooms' defines authentic material as ‘the exposure to real language and its use in its own community'. In addition, Harmer (1991), cited in Matsuta (n.d., para. 1) defines authentic texts as materials that are meant to design and use for the native speakers only; they are not designed for language students. Moreover Jordan (1997, p. 113) concerns these texts as not to be used for language teaching purposes.
There are issues regarding the use of authentic materials in a language teaching class. There can be some problems as the students may miss the vocabulary, structure and pattern of the target language and they can be fully motivated to use the language only in their real life. However, most of the teachers around the world agree on the issue that these are very helpful for learning a foreign language but the concern should be on the appropriate timing and how these can be used in a language classroom. Here I am attaching Charlene Polio’s article for your further concern.

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