Saturday 1:30 - 2:20 PM
A Practical Framework for Planning a Balanced Content Based Course
Brian N. Long
Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
This workshop is given by a university lecturer in Japan who is currently
designing and teaching content based English courses. The goals of the
workshop are to provide the participants with a practical framework which
they can use to help them plan and organize a well balanced content based
course. It is not to promote the content and teaching style of the presenter.
The framework can be used irrespective of individual styles and content.
The workshop will consist of the participants discussing how they formulate
goals for a course and then plan their classes with the view of achieving
them. Many teachers, whether they are new to the field or seasoned pros,
feel that their classes' are off balance, and they need some ideas for
Then the workshop will focus on the framework itself, which is simple
in concept and easy to use. Finally, the presenter will demonstrate the
framework using one of his classes as a model.
If time permits it will be followed by a focused discussion among the
presenter and participants.