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


2022/11/09

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.








2022/05/17

A Seminar on Incorporating Picture Books into TESOL

 


About the Instructor:

1. Master of Foreign Languages and Literature, National Taiwan University

2. In-service English teacher at Kaohsiung Municipal Houjing Junior High School


















It is our honor to invite Kitty Lee, an expert on English picture book-assisted language teaching, sharing her ideas on how to incorporate into English classroom. 


At the beginning of the the seminar, Kitty read the picture book entitled The Wonder Walkers for us participants. Personally speaking, picture books have the following benefits. Firstly, compared to English novels, the vocabulary and sentence patterns in picture books are relatively fixed. Secondly, picture books help boost social-emotional learning. Also, we TESOL practitioners can integrate social issues into English teaching. Lastly, we English teachers can develop CLIL curriculum with art teachers since the illustrations in picture books are so delicate and beautiful. 


Besides, Kitty mentions the reason for her to promote English picture books is that they help guard  the authenticity of the language. We readers can get to know more about the importance of language use (Pragmatics) in different contexts.


In the process of attending the seminar, I could understand how enthusiastic Kitty feels for picture books. She has read thousands of picture books and has classified these books into different themes. Therefore, we English teachers can save a lot of time scavenging suitable picture books.


If you are interested in Kitty's book recommendations, please click on the following link.






 




























2022/04/26

2022.04.26 跨域閱讀探索新學習

 


蔡鈺伶老師

講師簡介

新北市英語輔導團專任輔導員

永和國中英語教師

講師PPT:跨域閱讀探索新學習

今天非常高興再次邀請到蔡鈺伶老師與我們分享如何將議題融入實際教學中,並透過實作,讓所有與會的輔導員及老師更加印象深刻。


老師先介紹Readworks這個網站,網站中有許多英語文章,可依照學生程度的不同做篩選,文章的內容會包括Passage、Vocabulary activity、Question set、Ebook等資源,老師可以透過這些資源設計課程。


接下在介紹臺灣測驗中心這個網站,免費提供有關全民英檢國中會考學科能力測驗指定科目考試 等相關英語資訊。



接著老師分享推動英語閱讀教學時,利用Storyjumper這個網站讓學生能動手做故事書,並透過唸故事及錄音後,做成屬於自己的有聲故事書。




最後老師分享自己與地球科學跨域的課程設計及教學活動,透過Canva設計圖卡加深同學的印象,自己排列行星的順序更覺得有趣。






透過今天講師的分享與解說,讓我們對於跨域的教學有更深的了解,有透過活動知道老師如何設計及在課堂上實際操作的經驗,期待下次蔡老師在與我們分享更多的
課程教學經驗









2022/04/13

Workshop on Digital Technology in Language Teaching

 


 







About the instructor:

1. Researcher at English Center located in New Taipei City

2. Bachelor degree in literature at National Chung Hsing University


Research Interest:
1. Storybooks in the classroom
2. Computer-Assisted Language Teaching, CALL
3.English Writing
4. Board Game Designing


It's our honor to invite Bunny Hsieh, researcher at English Center in  New Taipei City, talking about digital technology in language classroom today. The term digital technology refers to technology relying on computer chips--to distinguish it from more standard forms of educational technology, such as overhead projectors or even chalkboards. It is critical to recognize that, when we talk about classroom technology, we are no longer limited to thinking only about computers but an assortment of devices ranging from the smallest programmable smartpen to the desktop tower computer.

Take ClassDojo, a beautiful, safe, simple communication app for teachers, parents, and students, for example, she states that it is so useful for English teachers for improving behaviors, sharing data, and saving time.










Also, interactive storybooks help to boost students' reading comprehension on the story line. Storybooks are usually written in rhyme and rhythm. They help students develop auditory discrimination, listening skills, and phonemic awareness.


At last, Bunny mentioned that Padlet is a powerful tool for us English teachers to use. Padlet is a great tool for tracking class updates. By using it in the classroom, we can track current and upcoming class assignment's topics and their due dates. In addition, we can design and place greeting cards with personal messages.

We are all TESOL practitioners. By applying digital technology in our language classes, we could make our English classes much more interesting and vivid. Let's give it a try!

For more information on Padlet, please click on the following links.

1.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3cmwvIcLTI

2.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGllqUKrrEo

3.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsgFlE9uMms