Monday, October 18, 2010

references in APA style

Coromina. I. S. An original approach to the teaching of songs in the classroom. Argentina. Retrieved from http://eca.state.gov/forum/vols/vol31/no3/p27.htm
Foreman. W. A. Listening-centric approach to teaching English in Korea. Korea National University of Education. Retrieved from http://www.walterforeman.com/downloads/Listening-centric_approach_to_teaching_in_Korea.pdf
Jill, S. & Oxford. R. Language Learning Motivation: Expanding the Theoretical Framework. The Modern Language Journal . 78(1), pp. 12-28.AL: Blackwell Publishing . Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/pss/329249

Lile, W. (2002, January). Motivation in the ESL classroom. The Internet TESL Journal, 8(1). Retrieved from http://iteslj.org/Techniques/Lile-Motivation.html

Orlova N. F. (2003, March). Helping prospective EFL teachers learn how to use songs in teaching conversation classes. The Internet TESL Journal, IX(3). Retrieved from  http://iteslj.org/Techniques/Orlova-Songs.html

Upendran, S. (2001, July) Teaching phrasal verbs using songs. The Internet TESL Journal, 7(7). Retrieved from http://iteslj.org/Techniques/Upendran-PhrasalVerbs.html

Thursday, October 7, 2010

My plan for the paper - II

I totally changed my topic.
From now on I focussed my paper with this topic.
I am always intered in music. Especially it is very effective to use songs for listening English. Without concentrating much we can sing and follow the lyrics and then finally can understand the meanings of the songs.
It doesn't look like study. Every student doesn't like to study ever. However, there are many ways to draw their attentions to listen to the class. I think that listening songs can be the one way of them.
At first I will gather many articles - thesis, journals, and etc - as I can, relating about songs and learning English.
Then I will choose what to write - table of contents.
Finally, I will start write my thesis based on those materials using citation.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

My plan my paper

First, I am thinking about the subject of my paper, 'How to teach extroverts and introverts students in the same class.' I am extrovert and personally learned English with speaking with foreingers directly. It is authentic and easier to remember some expressions. One day, I had a chance to write paper about it , however, I want to consider this deeply this time. Is it really to acheive English differently? How is it different? Moreover, I can think about my students' character and help how to teach them. How to teach to extrovers and introverts would be different for an effective way.

Second, I have taught lower level students since my first semester. Therefore, I am considering how to teach my low motivated students and wanted to write about computer-based class.

I have to consider more about it and will make better one to write.

About using computer for learning - my opinion

What have teachers/developers done to teach the skill areas using computers?

When I was a middle school student,(the time I started to learn English) my teacher taught us English rely on the textbook and radio cassette. We usually repeated sentences or vocabularies after her several times and listened the tape.
Time goes by, a computer appeared. I remember the time using a computer at first when I was a high school. I made BASIC program with it. In addition, I learned the program '아래한글(araehangul)' and EXCEL, that I could make documents. One day, Internet suddenly popped up. I could e-mail to others and find various information through it.
In my university, I e-mailed my homework to my teachers and up-loaded my papers on-line. Via computer, I could watch CNN news and even listen. We studied it at the lab in the university.
Nowadays, edu-entertainment(edu+entertainment) is in popular. It is possible to access to every areas of learning English: listening, speaking, reading, writing, alphabet, phonics, grammar, and etc. It draws learners attention and is effective. It means to may give learners motivation.

To what extent does what they have done actually enhance learning?

Many edu-entertainments are running on-line such as yahoo, naver, and etc. For an example, they provide the learning alphabet program for beginners. Moreover phonics, more to make sentences or puzzles. There are many programs and internet sites to practice dialogue with native speakers; skype-on
Visual simulation is also another kind. Students get into the simulation box and then if they act, it shows with some picture on the computer screen.
The difference using visual box from the past can make students feel in the real situation. Using computer to teach English is never ending story.

How can you use such resources to support your students' learning objectives?
I usually make PPT files to help students understand objects easier. It contains words, sound, video clip with various ways. Also I use 'watch' to count their limit time to finish their project, 'dice' to make a group or to chose the order which team will be started. And I use many kinds of word processors to make worksheet or some sub materials for the lessons.
Sometimes let students involve my program and let them simulate themselves to figure out the problem. Sometimes let students play games for filling in the blanks such as question tags.

Identify key elements within a pedagogical framework that can help us respond effectively to the challenge of culture learning and teaching utilizing new technologies.

To help of understanding culture, the materials have to be authentic. Therefore, a teacher has to find fresh materials diligently. Also it is necessary to be in the real circumstances. For that, attending camp speaking only in English not only with Korean but also foreigners would be the one way. Making a conversation with foreigner directly such as skype-on can be a good way, too. Seeing each other with a cam, it is really authentic. It can make learners be interested in English. Motivation is important. It's the key.