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Re: ODB 8 Mini-Lesson Reflection

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:34 am
by ICCwonhee
Actually, It was my first english lesson. While I was preparing this class, I learned a lot as a teacher. Of course, I need to practice speaking or presenting skill and think how to teach well, but I think more important point is that why I choose this subjects and what my class learn. I think my team's lesson was quite interesting and we worked so hard that we could convey or teach what I prepare well. But, I realize that we overlooked that it was an english language class. We just focused on delivering what we try to. We should conceder some points what our class learn from our lesson as a english class. I learned from this lesson. actually, I am struggling how to teach exercise in english. If I have my lesson, I'll conceder my lesson on the learn's side.

Re: A long way to go!!!!

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:11 am
by ICCwonhee
ICC steve wrote:When I chose this Tesol program, my top priority goal was just to improve my general English ability, especially speaking skill. Actually, that was for my personal goal, not for the one as an English teacher. As the program was going on, I began to realize that there was something beyond that. ICC class, including other classes, reminded me of why or how I teach English. I seemed to focus on more the language itself thant on its functions or the connection of the language and culture, or learners' personalities. Language is a tool to communicate with ohter people. And desirable communication should be interaction between speaker and listener, or sender and receiver. Through the mini-lesson, other teams did well in eliciting interaction between teachers and learners. Of course, our team did our best, too. But for my part, there was a lot to be desired. A sage said," we shape ourselves until we die." It means that I can shape myself into a better teacher. Now, I'm just in the stage to be aware of tons of principles of language, but I will straighten up all the things to apply to my classes afterwards. A Ja, A Ja, A Ja....
I totally agree with you. but in my case, it's still time to focus on more the language itself^^;;. Anyway, Your team's subject was “때밀이” I couldn't imagine how do you teach well because I think it's a difficult contents to teach as a english class but you did well. Even your team seem to conceder some activity as a english language class. I remember some new words what I want to know. But also you have a little bit weaknees. The process of 때밀이 will be quite interesting for the foreign students, so it need to be more clear.

Re: ODB 8 Mini-Lesson Reflection

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:26 am
by ICC kyoung a
ICCseonhee wrote:Through the mini-lesson, I was able to become a real learner who has an intercultural competence. After weeks of preparation and listening to each of the mini-lessons, I received accomplishment and motivation as a teacher, it stimulated me to study the culture and the language in more depth. And also I received a universal viewpoint on different cultures as a learner. In my thought, other classmates including my team members could have lots of enlightenment as much as me. I have great respect for our efforts and passion. Even though our skills are still in the shell, our willingness to communicate with other cultures is enough to get over the weakness.
I could deeply understand the background of the target culture through Knowing Why. I could know why people want more tips. I will give tip taker more tips, when I travel abroad.^^*

Re: ODB 8 Mini-Lesson Reflection

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:16 am
by ICCwonhee
ICC Jisu wrote:I enjoyed these culture mini-lessons a lot. I haven't taught much or been taught culture-based lessons before. Through the culture lessons I realized how hard teaching the target culture in the target language is. Even to us tipping culture is not as much familiar as to Americans. Teaching something that is not familiar enough requires a lot of work to be done in advance. Teachers should always do lots of research and be aware of which language is involved in the culture content. The source culture lesson was really fun and I was interested in how our own culture could be translated and introduced to other people. Some day I'd like to teach Korean culture in my class in English. Although most textbooks deal with the source culture, but they are boring. I could pick the interesting parts of Korean culture such as 때밀이. I think next time we could teach more of the language in our lessons. Our lessons were more like presentations. So I hope we could have our students take part in learning to make our lessons more exciting.

As you mentioned, Our lessons also were like presentations. Delivering contents is easier then teaching contents as a language. Form this lesson, I learned a lot. If I teach exercise for young children in english, I'll conceder what I can handle to teach as a language class on the learner's side.

Re: ODB 8 Mini-Lesson Reflection

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:15 pm
by ICC Seunghyun
I learn the joy of group working through mini-lesson. Sometimes we were argue ,couldn’t understand what others thought. I haven’t thought about international target culture before this. I used to teach target culture because it is familiar to students. Mini-lesson was good opportunity to think of non-english speaking country, also how fun to study about unfamiliar culture. If I get a chance to work with boys students , I would like to try to teach maori dance. It could give them cooperation and feel the man’s power.

Re: ODB 8 Mini-Lesson Reflection

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:19 pm
by ICC Seunghyun
ICC eunjeong wrote:After finishing our mini-lesson, I could learn lots of things even if I felt something wanting that I could do better. I learned that teachers’ constant efforts and passions make students be impressed and more interested in their lessons. Actually, I enjoyed the mini-lessons that my classmates prepared. About the source culture lesson, I think they chose the nice topic “때밀이” because it was very common and familiar, so I could understand the lesson easily. Especially, it was good for me that they explained difficult vocabularies with matching game very well. The target culture lesson about “Tips in North America” was also nice. I was usually wondered how much money I should give as a tip. Through this lesson, I was taught why we should give tips and how to calculate tips. It was useful information to me. I think it is important to choose a topic well what students are curious and want to know. In my opinion, successful lessons depend on teachers’ interest, affection, effort, and passion towards students. For that all my classmates did great jobs. I give them a big hand for their wonderful lessons. Especially, my team members, Wonhee and Seunghyun, you were the best to me. Thank you!!^^
i think you did good job as a member of a group.

Re: ODB 8 Mini-Lesson Reflection

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:22 pm
by ICC Seunghyun
ICCseonhee wrote:Through the mini-lesson, I was able to become a real learner who has an intercultural competence. After weeks of preparation and listening to each of the mini-lessons, I received accomplishment and motivation as a teacher, it stimulated me to study the culture and the language in more depth. And also I received a universal viewpoint on different cultures as a learner. In my thought, other classmates including my team members could have lots of enlightenment as much as me. I have great respect for our efforts and passion. Even though our skills are still in the shell, our willingness to communicate with other cultures is enough to get over the weakness.
i think your group presentation was great, especially knowing-how. it is a good idea to hand out tip-calculating worksheet.

Re: ODB 8 Mini-Lesson Reflection

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:25 pm
by ICC Seunghyun
ICC Jisu wrote:I enjoyed these culture mini-lessons a lot. I haven't taught much or been taught culture-based lessons before. Through the culture lessons I realized how hard teaching the target culture in the target language is. Even to us tipping culture is not as much familiar as to Americans. Teaching something that is not familiar enough requires a lot of work to be done in advance. Teachers should always do lots of research and be aware of which language is involved in the culture content. The source culture lesson was really fun and I was interested in how our own culture could be translated and introduced to other people. Some day I'd like to teach Korean culture in my class in English. Although most textbooks deal with the source culture, but they are boring. I could pick the interesting parts of Korean culture such as 때밀이. I think next time we could teach more of the language in our lessons. Our lessons were more like presentations. So I hope we could have our students take part in learning to make our lessons more exciting.
i feel sorry missing your presentation. :|

Re: A long way to go!!!!

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:05 am
by ICCseonhee
ICC steve wrote:When I chose this Tesol program, my top priority goal was just to improve my general English ability, especially speaking skill. Actually, that was for my personal goal, not for the one as an English teacher. As the program was going on, I began to realize that there was something beyond that. ICC class, including other classes, reminded me of why or how I teach English. I seemed to focus on more the language itself thant on its functions or the connection of the language and culture, or learners' personalities. Language is a tool to communicate with ohter people. And desirable communication should be interaction between speaker and listener, or sender and receiver. Through the mini-lesson, other teams did well in eliciting interaction between teachers and learners. Of course, our team did our best, too. But for my part, there was a lot to be desired. A sage said," we shape ourselves until we die." It means that I can shape myself into a better teacher. Now, I'm just in the stage to be aware of tons of principles of language, but I will straighten up all the things to apply to my classes afterwards. A Ja, A Ja, A Ja....
As you mentioned, we have individual purpose of this course. But as time goes by, our purposes are becoming similar - it's a 'becoming a good communicator'. In my thought, 'Good communicator' includes every wish such as wish for improving English ability, wish for a good teacher. We're on the way to that goal and i think we're doing well^^

Re: ODB 8 Mini-Lesson Reflection

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:15 am
by ICCseonhee
ICC Seunghyun wrote:I learn the joy of group working through mini-lesson. Sometimes we were argue ,couldn’t understand what others thought. I haven’t thought about international target culture before this. I used to teach target culture because it is familiar to students. Mini-lesson was good opportunity to think of non-english speaking country, also how fun to study about unfamiliar culture. If I get a chance to work with boys students , I would like to try to teach maori dance. It could give them cooperation and feel the man’s power.
Your team was very impressive and useful to understand other culture. Before your lesson, I thought that it's just interesting and i didn't try to know the meaning. Fortunately, now i can understand and accept threir culture in itself

Re: ODB 8 Mini-Lesson Reflection

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:05 am
by ICCdayoung
I learned different culture and target in icc class. It's not easy to me, but now, I begin to understanding other cultures. And I was aware of world culture it's not always difficult to me. Last class, we presented about other target each group. My group represented tip culture in target, other was a public bath in course and the other was maoi in international target. All subject was interesting and attractive. Whole group prepared well powerpoint, multimedia and activities. It was afresh experienced to me. Thank you for your teaching.

Re: ODB 8 Mini-Lesson Reflection

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:09 am
by ICCdayoung
ICC Seunghyun wrote:I learn the joy of group working through mini-lesson. Sometimes we were argue ,couldn’t understand what others thought. I haven’t thought about international target culture before this. I used to teach target culture because it is familiar to students. Mini-lesson was good opportunity to think of non-english speaking country, also how fun to study about unfamiliar culture. If I get a chance to work with boys students , I would like to try to teach maori dance. It could give them cooperation and feel the man’s power.
Your maori dance was very impressed and attractive to me. I think your presentation was good.