EUEEC (Using English in the English Classroom for Elementary) is a methodology program for elementary school teachers within Gyeonggi Province in South Korea. During this program, we’ll go over basic skills to use in the elementary school classroom; talk about how to flesh out an elementary school textbook chapter into a robust, engaging lesson; and, of course, give our participants some fun, practical activities they can easily implement into the classroom.
We’ve got a few rounds of EUEEC this year (the first was actually back in January!) and the next one took place from October 11th.
Here’s what we did in October.
Additionally, you can look back at what we did in April here.
Autumn’s module was all about quick, fun formative assessments that teachers can use to figure out their students understanding in the classroom. She went over formative assessment techniques, how to get feedback to students quickly, and, of course, had a lot of discussion time to get real practical ideas and tips from teachers actually in the classroom.
Betsey’s module looked at Critical Multicultural Education, how it differs from traditional Multicultural Education and the transformative teaching practices that are embedder in the pedagogy. Trainees also looked at why Multicultural Education is needed in the Korean Elementary and EFL classrooms and the challenges associated with Multicultural Education teaching. Trainees were asked to reflect and share about their own teaching practices and prepare an Action Plan for future goals related to Multicultural Education in their own classroom.
In Eric’s EUEEC session, trainees learned all about teaching Western culture in their classrooms. They learned the benefits, pitfalls, and methods, as well as a variety of activities they can use in their schools.
In the Classroom English Module taught by Chris, trainees identified Classroom English, discuss strategies on how to teach it and chose expressions that are suitable for each grade. They also looked at some examples and trainees had the chance to create their own table for reference and use for the future
In this module Kristina introduced different ways to motivate and get students to actively participate in speaking and task-based learning the classroom. It looked at taking regular learning exercises and making them into engaging and challenging activities that even the lowest level student couldparticipate in.
The other rounds of EUEEC will take place in November, and December, so if you couldn’t make it to the October training, we hope to see you later in the year. As always, you can find more information and sign up on our Korean site.