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Sapporo University
Teaching Development
Tentative Syllabus

First Semester

Week 1
April 14

  Jazz Chants
  Icebreaker: Find Someone Who . . .
  Explanation of Journals
 

Week 2
April 21

  Strategy Inventory for Language Learning
  Learning Intelligences
  Explanation of Portfolios
  Chapter 1, Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching
 

Week 3
April 28

  The Grammar-Translation Method
  Chapter 2, Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching
  Translation Activities
 

Week 4
May 12

  Pronunciation: Stress, Intonation, Katakana
 

Week 5
May 19

  The Direct Method
  Chapter 3, Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching
  Daily Activities as Sources for Vocabulary
 

Week 6
May 26

  Vocabulary Building Exercises
  Cognitive Mapping
 

Week 7
June 2

  The Audio-Lingual Method
  Chapter 4, Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching
  Creative Drills
  Minimal Pairs (pronunciation)
 

Week 8
June 9

  Learning Disabilities
 

Week 9
June 16

  Schema Theory
  Reading: Skimming and Scanning
 

Week 10
June 23

  Reading: Phonics
  Creative Approaches to Reading
 

Week 11
June 30

  The Communicative Approach
  Chapter 9, Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching
  Introduction to Strip Stories
  Introduction to Information Gap Exercises
 

Week 12
July 7

  Quiz Shows; TV Game Shows
 

Week 13
July 14

  Quiz Shows; TV Game Shows
  PORTFOLIOS & JOURNALS DUE!
 

Second Semester

Week 14
September 22

  Drama Techniques in the ESL/EFL Classroom
  Exclamations in English!
 

Week 15
September 29

  Total Physical Response
  Chapter 8, Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching
  TPR Materials
 

Week 16
October 6

  Use of Drama and Video in the Classroom
  Skits and Student-Made Videos
  Gestures and Body Language
 

Week 17
October 20

  Developing Materials for Use with Video
 
 

Week 18
October 27

  Suggestopedia
  Chapter 6, Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching
  Relaxation Techniques
 

Week 19
November 10

  Community Language Learning
  Chapter 7, Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching
 

Week 20
November 17

  Use of Computers in the ESL/EFL Classroom
  Moodle
 

Week 21
December 1

  Websites for the ESL/EFL Clasroom
 

Week 22
December 8

  The Silent Way
  Chapter 5, Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching
 

Week 23
December 17

  Student Presentations
 

Week 24
December 22

   Student Presentations
 

Week 25
January 21

   Student Presentations
 

Week 26
January 28

   Student Presentations
  Class Evaluation
  PORTFOLIOS & JOURNALS DUE!
 

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Textbook: Freeman-Larsen, Diane. Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching.
Second Edition. Cambridge University Press, 2000.

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Last updated January, 2008