Instructional Methods: Advantages, Disadvantages, and Limitations

In the last few years I have had the opportunity to develop my own lesson material and assessment procedures. I decided to adapt an existing lesson, and make it available as an e-class. The lesson I chose to adapt is about idioms, specifically writing a bucket list.

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Overview of my INTMAEU ePortfolio

I recently uploaded the ePortfolio I created as part of the Diploma in Tertiary Education (PDTE) to arendsig-akademie.net. This is an incredible project started by Dr Christa van Staden, the lecturer tho designed the Instructional Techniques and Multimedia Module INTMAEU of the PDTE. Continue reading “Overview of my INTMAEU ePortfolio”

Reflection on Let’s Make a Bucket List

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In my line of teaching, I am constantly employing new methods to reach my students. I teach English for Academic Purposes, English for Business Purposes, English for General Purposes, and English for Specific Purposes. So far, I have taught a wide variety of students: high school aged Korean boys learning ESL, college aged Omani students who need to be able to study in English, Portuguese families learning everyday English to get by in a foreign country, pilots who must learn English before they can achieve their dreams of flying, German medical practitioners who speak English perfectly, but need to touch up on jargon for translating medical texts, businesspeople who need specific terms to ensure the success of their companies, and the list goes on. Needless to say, I need to be very flexible so I can meet my students’ needs, and ensure that cultural differences do no impact on the learning process.

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Let’s Make a Bucket List

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In the last few years, while I have been working as an English Second Language instructor, I have had the opportunity to develop my own lesson material and assessment procedures. I decided to adapt an existing lesson, and make it available as an e-class. The lesson is about idioms, specifically writing a bucket list.

Writing a bucket list is a great way to think about your goals and dreams for the future. In this e-class, aimed at upper intermediate and advanced second language speakers, you will learn about the idea of a bucket list, complete a video comprehension based on The Bucket List, answer a few reflective questions about what you might want to do someday, and write your own bucket list.

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