2023 Secondary English Teacher Enrichment Program

Basic Information about the program

Date(s) : January 12th ~ January 13th, 2023 (in-person), January 31 ~ February 2nd, 2023 (online)

Location : Gyeonggi-do Institute for Language Education

Number of Trainees : 60 Secondary English Teachers

What’s this program all about?

In Korean high schools, more and more teachers need to teach elective English courses to the second and third grade high school students. There are a few choices that the students have. The purpose of the program is to provide some instruction for how to teach these elective English subjects. For those who teach middle school, these modules can still be helpful. Each module content can also be tailored towards middle school curriculum. Each instructor is in charge of teaching methodology of an English elective course. The modules are as follows:

Career English – Instructor: Autumn Wright

Course Objectives

Trainees will be able to:

  • Recall corporate differences in Korean and American working cultures
  • Read job advertisements for key words and write and/or adapt resumes to fit these profiles
  • Adequately prepare students for interviews in English with modern-day interview questions
  • Become familiar with using LinkedIn, including crafting job experience, profile summary, and skillsets to be able to network and apply for jobs

Course Overview

SessionTopicActivities
1 Introduction to Corporate Culture– Mini-lecture on corporate culture
– Linkedin as a networking tool
2 Resumes and Interviews– Read job advertisements and identify key words
– Adapt/personalize resume to fit job advertisements
– Discuss modern interview questions within company culture
3Performance Assessment: Crafting a LinkedIn Profile– Networking and job hunting using LinkedIn
– Create a strong profile on site LinkedIn (Resume, summary, skills, etc)

American and British Literature – Instructor: Betsey Norman

Course Objectives

Trainees will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of the literary elements to a literature-based lesson or unit in the Secondary EFL classroom
  • Incorporate strategies for eliciting deep-cognition discussion from students at all proficiency levels
  • Create a unit plan for a literature-based reading unit

Course Overview

SessionTopicActivities
1 Literature-based Learning (LBL)What is literature?
– Book Recommendations
What is LBL?
– Literary Elements Overview
LBL Activity
– Literary Elements Analysis of Cinderella
2 Intensive Literature PracticumEliciting Discussion
– Tips and Tricks
Discussion Model
– Using low proficiency text
Reading and Discussion
– Read first chapter, discuss, create discussion questions
3WorkshopReading and Discussion Continued
– Share discussion questions
Workshop
– Create a unit plan in a group
Presentations
– Present unit plans

Academic Reading and Writing – Instructor: Chris Sanders

Course Objectives

Trainees will be able to:

  • Assess academic writing
  • Create concept checks for academic reading

Course Overview

SessionTopicActivities
1 Writing
(Strategies for assessement and essay structures)
Q&A on experience in writing in secondary schools
2 Reading Assessments
(Concept check questions and strategies)
Create concept check questions for a reading activity in textbooks
3How to engage students in reading: Motivation strategiesWorkshop on how to motivate secondary school students in academic reading

Cultures of English Speaking Countries – Instructor: Eric Flynn

Course Objectives

Trainees will be able to:

  • Recall methods and issues related to teaching culture of English-speaking countries as an elective
  • Create and adapt activities for teir own classes
  • Extend the textbook
  • Compose performance based assessments regarding the topic

Course Overview

SessionTopicActivities
1 Introduction and Methodology– Discussion: Personal experiences with teaching culture of English-speaking countries
– Lecture: Teaching Western Culture in Secondary Education
*Reasons and Advantages
*Potential Issues
2 Textbook Extension– Food
– Customs and Courtesies
*Discussion: What customs and courtesies do trainees know about?
– Holidays
– Travel
*Travel game sample
– Superheroes
*Video (5 minutes): Paul Bunyan
3Performance Assessment Workshop– Example Presentation: Researching States
– Group Activity: Performance-based Assessment brainstorming
– Group Presentation

English Conversation – Instructor: Kristina Kauss

Course Objectives

Trainees will be able to:

  • Explore different approaches to encourage speaking in the EFL classroom
  • Look at how to integrate multiple skills into an active learning class

Course Overview

SessionTopicActivities
1 How to Encourage Speaking in the Secondary ClassroomActive Learning and Motivation
– Getting students out of their comfort zones to speak English in class
– Facilitating to help students see things from a different perspective
– Going beyond the textbook
2 Task-based Learning (TBL) and Integrated SkillsUsing TBL and Combining Skills
– Exploring TBL Activities
– Integrated skills in Active Leanring
3Assessment Options for the Conversation ClassLong-term and Short-term Assessment
– Summative vs Formative Assessment
– Subjective vs Objective Assessment: Get your rubrics ready!
– Project-Based learning Assessment

As always, if you’re interested in taking this (or any!) of our training programs here at GIFLE, you can register over on our Korean site. We hope to see you soon.

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