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Fachdidaktik Englisch Modul III FS 2017 (UniZH 1801):


"Thrive on Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary / Use ICT / Get a Grip on Error Correction"


NO sessions:  6th April (IATEFL) / 20th April (Easter break )  / 25th May (Ascension Day)

ONE double session: 27th April from 14:00 - 17:30


Room: FRE-D-15

My course in "Vorlesungsverzeichnis" Uni ZH (click)



Recommendation: Comprehensive glossary of terms in English language teaching, download and study: tkt_glossary.pdf


last updated: 19th February 2017


Dates: Skip to session  8 (click!)


Nr / Dates


Topics, Materials, Links, Tasks (Programme  for FS 2017 drafted, will be adjusted as we go)

1 /  23rd Feb

Focus: Grammar'n'Vocabulary

21st century teacher... (click!)

Tweaking Grammar and Vocabulary Exercises...  Tweaking exercises.pptx  /

Ways of tweaking exercises (done in session)  HOTS-WS_complete.pdf   BloomsTaxonomy-task.docx   Bloom's taxonomy old and new.pdf  blooms-question-stems.pdf  Bloom's digital taxonomy-graphic.pdf  Bloom-Mandola.pdf


British Council ideas for vocabulary games: http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/vocabulary-games

2  /   2nd March

Focus: Grammar'n'Vocabulary

  Collocations: lexical approach 


Collocations: collocations.pdf

New Collocation Page: Sketch Engine: https://skell.sketchengine.co.uk/run.cgi/skell  https://skell.sketchengine.co.uk/

http://corpus.byu.edu/coca/ (Corpus of American English)

http://corpus.byu.edu/bnc/  (Corpus of British English)

Google Ngram Viewer: https://books.google.com/ngrams/ 

NEW!  Use Google Ngram Viewer to compare GB and US use of Englishhttps://sites.google.com/site/gallisabella/comparing-american-and-british-english

Thank you Isa!

Vocabulary Lists A and B.docx Out to rebrand Africa.docx  The Female Factor.docx


/  9th March



Focus: Grammar'n'Vocabulary


Floating Diagrams: vor advanced classes


vocabulary sets see here: http://www.saberingles.com.ar/ways/index.html


Tracy in love.pdf   Trip to the Moon.pdf


http://www.elihinkel.org/tips/tenses.htm (animated timelines!)




( ̴ practising speech acts)


http://textinspector.com/ (subscription) or 

http://www.englishprofile.org/wordlists/text-inspector (limited to 500 words but free) Gives you the level of the vocabulary: B1, C1 etc. Thank you Erik. (page comes with a subscription for larger texts)


7 Infallible Tricks to Help ESL Students Remember New Vocabulary  



4  /  16th March  


Focus: Concept Questions


Example of how to develop a grammar sheet: Ing-form <--> infinitive.pdf   ---> new_Ing-form -- infinitive.pdf

Online explanation (click!) and exercise with these verbs: click!  

5 /  23rd March

Focus: Dictation

A NEW look at "dictation": the variety of ways of "playing" it is almost endless...

Reservations and solutions to overcome them in general: http://www.myenglishpages.com/blog/why-dictation/

Some ideas for variation: DO a key word dictation (instructions in session) http://www.matefl.org/page95.php  / 

Do dictation in disorder (instructions in session).

More ideas: song dictation or lyrics dictation, using youtube (e.g. Sh. Mendez plus gapped lyrics sheet: Stitches.docx) or use lyricstraining.com 

Running Dictation / Shouting Dictation, 

Click on the followin keywords to see the details:   



Memory Dictation

6  /  30th March 



Focus: Error Correction (more oral based)

Types of error correction: info / quiz / further reading (click!)

EllisSheenMySummary.docx / c_feedback.pdf (do not read, just to show where summary comes from)

russell.pdf (summary, which type of feedback works – or does it?)

Pedagogy of Error Correction.pdf  /  clear correction.pdf   /  clear correction.jpg.pdf

6th April NO session (IATEFL)

7 / 13th April


Focus: Error Correction with written work

code.pdf  / error code correction exercise.docx

cefr-en.pdf / Task: Which descriptor denominates which CEFR level A1 – C2.docx

http://textinspector.com/   Short tutorial video: http://textinspector.com/help/?page_id=17 

Use log-in as specified by HJ (free trial!)

Sample writing texts - Jumbled 3.docx

20th April NO session (Easter Break) ---

8 and 9  /  27th April


double session,

14:00 - 17:30





Focus: ICT in EFL:


Future of English Teaching: interview with Jeremy Harmer at Glasgow 2017



Explore the site: Which are the insights that you get from this site? Please explore the aspects that interest you and draw a conclusion.




-  sign up for your free educational pbworks.com wiki from here: https://plans.pbworks.com/signup/edubasic20

-  Tutorials about pbworks can be found here: http://edumanual.pbworks.com/w/page/57903873/Pages

-  try out features: formatting text, inserting pictures, movies, links / creating new pages and linking them up --> Navigation through site.


Project guidelines:

Build a wiki that you can use for an online / blended learning / flipped class  sequence for grammar, vocabulary or literary work. Or produce an instructional video about how to use a particular online tool that you like.


examples instructional videos by Russel Stannard (flipped classes / using "snagit"):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EGGIX7xMow  /  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuEjRtaiqw0 


examples grammar projects:

 http://kfrclasses.pbworks.com/w/page/40223572/Grammar%20Project3d  /  try a "Prezzi" :  https://prezi.com/-ovw8u3kbk5y/special-structures-alba-and-victor/  /   http://willihuessy.pbworks.com/w/page/103181623/Conditionals%20in%20Songs  /  http://tenses.pbworks.com/w/page/103182529/FrontPage  /  


examples of litterary projects:

 http://andresch.pbworks.com/w/page/103182241/The%20Lottery  /  http://ilion.pbworks.com/w/page/103181110/Dead%20Poets%20Society%20Front  /  http://nklay.pbworks.com/w/page/103180885/Midsummer%20Nights%20Dream  /  


Projects 2012: http://perino.pbworks.com/w/page/58643880/Projects%20ICT%20HS%202012 


-  start your project.



Please publish your names and the links to your pbwork pages here:

 10 /  4th May


Working Session: ICT in EFL, work on your projects





Please publish your names and the links to your pbwork pages here: 

11  /  11th May





Presentations of ICT Projects:

- Project Raquel Kellermann

- Project Julia, Katrin, Didier

-Project by Flavia & Yana 

- Project by Zeljka

- Project by Preethy, Mathias, Maria

- Project by Andrea, Christoph, Murielle

12  /   18th May

Presentations of ICT Projects:

Every member of a group will present one part of the group's product.

- Project 


- Project: Erik, Sara, Shefik

- Project: Kasia Suboticki

- Project: Susanna Wergles

- Project: Judith Scharfenberger

- Project: Isabella, Mark, Patricia






 25th May NO session (Ascension Day)



13  /   1st June


Bye-Bye Session:

Location: Meet normal room, then move to bqm (ETH Polyterrasse)




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