我們的團隊 The Advisory English Team of Taichung City


109學年度-臺中市語文領域 國中英語輔導團 團員

召集人

向上國中 林翠茹 校長

兼任輔導員

大德國中 鄭維源 老師

副召集人

溪南國中 張倉漢 校長

兼任輔導員

大墩國中 簡慧琳 老師

副召集人

北勢國中 張清欽 校長

兼任輔導員

梧棲國中 張世賢 老師

副召集人

豐陽國中 蔡瑞昌 校長

兼任輔導員

大甲國中 莊雅蘭 老師

專任輔導員

光明國中 李國禎 老師

兼任輔導員

漢口國中 陳敬容 老師

兼任輔導員

大道國中 曾靜榕 老師

兼任輔導員

大雅國中 羅峻豐 老師

歷任 輔導團 輔導員


2022/12/06

A Workshop on Technology-Enhanced Language Teaching

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

1. Department of English, NCUE

2. In-service English teacher at Kaohsiung Municipal Gushan Senior High School


    It's our honor to invite Vic Cheng talking about integrating information technology into English instruction today. Vic keeps mentioning that only by the help of Google will we become the master of CALL. What we TESOL practitioners need to do is to upload the questions onto the Cloud and then we teachers can see our students feedback in a second. It helps us to get to know whether our students actually acquire the knowledge we want to teach them or not. 

    Due to COVID-19, we teachers are no stranger to online teaching. Google is our best friend because it provides us with so many useful teaching tools. Therefore, all we need to do is to be skilled in operating these tools in order to make our classes efficient and effective.

    

    We don't have to learn a lot of platforms in our English lessons. What we need to do is to have a good command of Google tools for education and that's enough. Try some in your own classes and you will make your classes interactive and energetic little by little.



2022/11/09

A Workshop on Language Testing and Assessment

 



About the Instructor

1. MASTER OF EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
2. IN-SERVICE ENGLISH TEACHER AT WEN CHANG JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL IN TAOYUAN CITY

It is our honor to invite Jojo Huang, a researcher at National English Advisory Team, talking about Language Testing and Item Analysis on CAP. Her lecture could be divided into four main categories. They are curriculum of reading competency, types of questions, strategy teaching, and inquiry-based learning. 


As  English teachers, what we need to do is to be familiar with Curriculum Guidelines of 12-Year Basic Education on reading part if we want to assist our students in preparing reading ability test at CAP. Jojo mentioned that we TESOL practitioners need to equip our students with the ability to identify different genres. Take Narration for example, it is vital for us to teach our students the structure of narration, setting and characters, rising action, climax, falling action, and denouement included. Also, when it comes to Exposition, knowing the author's perspective, attitude, and the purpose of writing is paramount. 

Furthermore, in order to foster students to become readers with critical thinking skills, differentiate facts from opinions is so important. 

At last, backward design is a fantastic strategy for teachers to use if we want to teach our students reading strategies. There are three steps in it. Firstly, we need to identify desired results. Secondly, just determine acceptable evidence. Lastly, plan meaningful learning activities. 

Thank Jojo for sharing her brilliant ideas on reading teaching and language testing. We English teachers should teach reading strategies through the previous test question on CAP, which is efficient and effective.

PowerPoint Slides from Jojo Huang


Note from Chuang, Fang-Chi 


2022/09/27

A Seminar on Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning




About the instructor:

1. Bachelor in TESOL, National Taiwan Normal University
2. Researcher at English Education Resource Center 
3. In-service English Teacher at Taipei First Girls High School









It is our pleasure to invite Ruth Yeh, an in-service English teacher at Taipei First Girls High School, sharing a number of useful applications related to English teaching and learning with TESOL practitioners in Taichung today. This is a heated issue since online teaching has become an ordinary thing for all teachers all over the world. Therefore, we English teachers need to equip ourselves with the miscellaneous skills on applying technology to English teaching.
    
At the beginning of the speech, Ruth introduced Word Search and Bingo Baker for English teachers to use when we want to have a test or practice on vocabulary as a warm-up. They are quite user-friendly and teachers can generate word puzzles and bingo cards with ease.
    
Also, Ruth mentioned that Google Art and Culture can be  fantastic materials if we English teachers are eager to get to know more about the background knowledge of various topics. Take holocaust for example, we can find a lot of cherished photographs associated with Anne Frank, which are vivid and prized. All of the information could be combined with Google Jamboard  to add colors to our English classroom.
    
Lastly, Google Docs is definitely the most powerful tool for students to cooperate with each other to learn English through co-editing.
*****For more detailed information, please click on the following link: 0618 多才多藝的Google Docs - Google 文件


 Ruth's lecture was quite informative and useful. We hope that we English teachers can put the information into practice. In this way, we can have wonderful English classes.    





2022/09/18

111學年度第一學期領域召集人會議暨教師素養導向閱讀教學共備工作坊

111學年度第一學期領域召集人會議暨教師素養導向閱讀教學共備工作坊



曾麗娜老師

講師簡介:

教育部國中英語輔導團中央團團員

新北市新莊國中教

教育部中央課程與教學輔導諮詢團隊語文學習領域英語組組長暨核心團隊研究教師

國立教育廣播電台英語教學節目製作主持人

教育資料館補救教學影帶(英語電力公司)諮詢委員

師大心測中心標準本位評量基準撰寫及諮詢委員

















今天會議的後半部由專輔李國禎老師針對新學期輔導團的行事曆及相關業務工作進行報告。

2022/05/26

Seminar on Content Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

 


About the Instructor

1. Bachelor in Chemistry, University of Manchester

2. In-service International Teacher at Donshang Senior High school



 

It is our pleasure to invite Ian Garner, the head coordinator of Taichung FET program, talking about CLIL curriculum design today. His presentation is informative and vivid, which is so useful for TESOL practitioners who want to create their own CLIL curriculum. I would like to summarize a few key points in the following section.


First of all, we English teachers should not be confined by textbooks since they are not authentic at all. Try to implement something authentic in the alternative curriculum (彈性課程). In Taiwan, we are so used to teaching the materials in the textbooks, which is easy and time-saving. However, we fail to recognize that English is taken for communication instead of language tests. 


Second of all, try to be good friends with the General Guidelines provided by MOE in order to get to know more about the beliefs and goals of it. General Guidelines are so important when we want to make the lesson plans because they could help us pinpoint what to teach (from the perspective of teachers) and what to learn (from the perspective of students).


Last of all, work with your colleagues to design CLIL curriculum. Also, when encountering some difficulties, refer to the guidelines in inner circle of English would help.


It takes a lot of time to create CLIL curriculum. But if you finish one, you will feel that you become a super teacher in the field of English teaching because you teach not only English but also other subjects.