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COURSE SYLLABUS (TSL 449)

Course Information Course: Semester: Core Person/Instructor: Office Hours Texts


TEACHING OF LANGUAGE SKILLS IN ENGLISH FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL MARCH 2013 JULY YEAR: 2013 Phone: 03-55227371 2013 SYAHREENA MOHD Email: reenashahrom@yahoo.co.uk SHAHROM (0192704341) Monday Friday 8.00am 5.00pm (when not in class) References: Paul, D. (2003). Teaching English to Children in Asia. Hong Kong: Longman Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia. (2003). Sukatan Pelajaran Kurikulum Bersepadu Sekolah Rendah: Bahasa Inggeris. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. McNamara, T. (2000). Language Testing. Oxford: Oxford University Press Walker, C. (2000). Diagnostic teaching of Reading (4th Edition). New Jersey: Prentice Hall Inc. Chitravelu, N, Sithamparam, S & T.S Choon. (2005). ELT Methodology. Principles and Practice (2nd Edition). Penerbit Fajar Bakti, Petaling Jaya. Brown, H.D. (2001). Teaching by Principles. An Interactive Approach to Language Pedagogy (2nd Edition). San Francisco State University: Longman

Richards, Jack, C. and Rodgers, Theodore,S. (1986) Approaches and Methods in language Teaching. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Course Description This course gives exposure to some approaches and techniques concerning the teaching and learning of the four basic skills, reading, writing, listening, speaking and grammar to the primary school students. This course gives ideas about how these skills are integrated in English lessons. Students are taught how to write lesson plans integrating these four skills. Micro-teaching sessions at the end of the course provide students with the practice and exposure to teach English confidently in the future.

Course Outcomes At the end of the course, students should be able to: 1. Identify methods, approaches and techniques in teaching primary school students in the ESL context. (C3)

2. Devise lesson plans and language activities for all the language skills in English. (P2) 3. Identify important criteria in selecting and evaluating materials for all levels of primary school students. (A3) 4. Practice and demonstrates good ethics during macro-teaching sessions. (TS3) Learning Activities and Meaurable Outcomes Learning Unit Assessment Expected Outcomes 1. Quizzes Students will demonstarte Refer to rubrics their knowledge in two quizzes 2. Lesson Plan Students will construct Refer to rubrics Construction classroom activities in the form of a lesson plan based on the theories learnt and specifications of the Malaysian ESL Syllabus Document 3. Macro-teaching Students will present their lesson in front of a group of students based on the lesson plan prepared in Lesson Plan Construction Students will discuss their ideas on the i-class forum Refer to rubrics

4. Online Discussion

Refer to rubrics

Grading Policies The grading scale as explained in the course catalog will be used: 80-100% = A 75-79% = A70-74% =B+ Quizzes 65-69% = B 60-64% = B50-54% = C

55-59% = C+ Students will demonstrate their knowledge 15% X 2 = 30% in two quizzes Lesson Plan Students will construct classroom activities 20% X 1 = 20% Construction in the form of a lesson plan based on the theories learnt and specifications of the Malaysian ESL Syllabus Document Macro-teaching Students will present a double period 30% X 1 = 30% Engish lesson (integrating more than one skill) on the lesson plan prepared in Lesson Plan Construction

Online Discussion Total

Students will discuss their ideas on the i- 20% X 1 20% class forum 100%

SCHEME OF WORKFOR TSL 449: Teaching of Language Skills in English For Primary School
WEEK TOPICS UNIT/MODULE/CHAPTER ACTIVITY/ ASSIGNMENT STUDY HOURS

Introduction to Teaching of Reading and discussion COURSE Language Skills in English For INTRODUCTION Objectives, Primary School Requirements and Expectations (Lesson 1) Methods, approaches and Reading and discussion techniques in English langauge teaching and learning in primary school Methods, approaches and techniques in English langauge teaching and learning in primary school MATERIALS SELECTION (Lessons 4, 5 & 6) Materials evaluation and selection for primary schools The use of games and songs in the classroom The use of games and songs in the classroom METHODOLOGY Teaching of Listening (Lessons 7,8,9, 10 & 11) Teaching of Speaking Teaching of Reading Teaching of Writing Teaching of Grammar LESSON PLANNING (Lesson 12) Components of a daily lesson plan Reading and discussion

3 hours

2 THEORETICAL FOUNDATION (Lessons 2 & 3) 3

3 hours

3 hours

Reading and discussion

3 hours

Reading and discussion QUIZ 1 Reading and discussion

3 hours

3 hours

7 8 9 10 11 12

Reading and discussion Reading and discussion Reading and discussion Reading and discussion Reading and discussion QUIZ 2 Lesson Plan DUES Preparation of Macro teaching Micro-Teaching assessment

3 hours 3 hours 3 hours 3 hours 3 hours 3 hours

13

MACRO TEACHING (Lesson 13)

Macro Teaching

3 hours

14

MACRO TEACHING (Lesson 14)

Macro Teaching

Micro-Teaching assessment

3 hours

Assessment 2 quizzes (each quiz is 15%) Writing of Lesson Plan Macro-teaching Online Discussion (via i-class) Total SEMINAR Seminar I Seminar II Seminar III Seminar IV Seminar V : (30%) : (20%) : (30%) : (20%)

(100% - on going assessment ) TOPICS 1-3 46 79 10 11 12 - 14

Instructors information Name Phone No Email : Syahreena Mohd Shahrom : 03 5522 7371 / 019-2704341 : reenashahrom@yahoo.co.uk