Saturday 2:30 - 3:20
Bong Sun Hwa, Olympic ParkTel
Content-Based Instruction in the Classroom
Evans Community Adult School, USA
Highly motivated students will learn no matter what method is used.
The challenge is finding a method that captures the attention and interest
of less motivated students. This practical demonstration focuses
on content-based instruction (CBI), a method that engages students at both
ends of the motivational spectrum.
In a Content-Based class students learn much more than a new language;
they also acquire knowledge of subjects new to them, much as they would
in their native language. As they concentrate on learning to "navigate"
the new language, they find themselves-- to their surprise-- successfully
negotiating English language "waters".
Ms. Hartman will touch on research behind this method. She will
also present ways to implement content-based instruction. In addition,
she will suggest guidelines for preparing supplemental materials to meet
specific course needs.
Some questions covered will be: What content is appropriate? Where
can it be found? How should it be presented? How are grammar,
skills, and vocabulary taught in a content-based class? How does
writing materials for a CBI class differ from a more traditional class?
What are the dangers? What are the benefits?
A bibliography of current research and existing content-based textbooks
will be provided.