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Page history last edited by Perino 7 years, 7 months ago




First Semester Dates and Program HS 09/10 (UniZH 1782):


elementary through intermediate levels


Documents/Links of general interest:

Link to "Vorlesungsverzeichnis" IGB HS 2009/10 Uni ZH

Link to our room (map): SOE-F-8 (new: exchanged for SOE-F-02)

Requirements / Books to buy for the course

Link to IGB (HLM)  Link to "history of Language Teaching Methods"



My timetable for lesson visits (click!)


(Last updated 5 November 09)


Nr. / Dates


(Times, if special) 

topic of seminar session, particulars of session, tasks, info ...


Main Web Page: perino.pbworks.com  mail: click here!




1  /  17 September


thrown into the classroom... visual input... find someone who...


introduction, information, administrational stuff, organizing mini-presentations of methods, presentation of programme, introduction to PBworks.


Our motto: we will prepare and present professional lessons: i.e. we know what we do, how we do it and why we do it.


task: go to "perino.pbworks.com“ --> FDE I HS0910 (this is right here :-) and download these documents:

lessonvisit-checks.xls (table to fill in for your convenience)

core-requirements.pdf (read for Session 2!)



read "Was Didaktiker gerne verschweigen" (link to A. Barth's web-download page), read:

Before didactics.doc  t-factor-print.jpg, classlanguage.pdf  

what do teachers do.doc   Teacher-Personality-MR.doc

in HTT read ch 2 (Teachers) / LT pp. 15-26 and 34-37. browse through

teachingsecrets.pdf, READ p. 7 of it.


go to the CONTACT PAGE (click!) and post a photo with your name.


If you haven't yet, get books indicated on the main page (click!)


2  /  24 September


Pres: Grammar-Translation Method : Ina Anna/ discuss "core requirements", first lesson activity. answer ppt "teachers are...", start thinking about “what is a good (English) teacher”, teacher personality, teacher’s roles and attitudes // develop criteria for "good" publisher's webpage


taskas a result of your readings and our discussions, try to “draw” a picture of the universal, ideal English teacher. write a short text about "the kind of good teacher I want to be"




Links to publishers: Cambridge, Cornelson, MacMillan-Dictionary, MacMillan-Home, Oxford University Press, Headway, Pearson-Longman,  New English File, New Cutting Edge, New Inside Out,   --> compare the various websites and put them into order as to their usefulness for a teacher (justify your ranking)

Other links: How to choose a coursebook, Materials vs. Methods: Need they be in Conflict?  Systematic Coursebook Evaluation,



3  /  1 October


Pres: Direct Method: Fabienne Sandra   // Discussing websites of publishers, how to choose a coursebook (in preparation of double session 8 Oct.  /  start thinking about classroom management. discussing , classroom situation, student contact.


task: : read LT ch. 12 pp. 252-273, HTT ch. 11 / read choosing-a-coursebook.doc , download "bookgrid.xls. BRING IT TO THE BOOKSHOP. Another page on criteria for coursebooks 


Zum Lesen und Nachdenken zwischendurch: Das Magazin, Warum ich nicht mehr Lehrer bin...


4/5  /  8 October





Takes place at Stäheli's bookshop (1st part, see map here) and KS Freudenberg (2nd part, see map here)


08.15 – 12.00

(no session 22 Oct)


evaluation of coursebooks, we will choose "our" book to work with when planning beginners' lessons: FIRST PART WILL TAKE PLACE AT Stäheli's BOOKSHOP at Bederstr. 77, Zürich!

http://www.staehelibooks.ch/ (see map here) / Also choose Graded Reader to work with later.


Pres: Audio-Lingual Method Carole Nicole  2nd part at KFR, room 214, 10.30: Info "Übungslehrer (click here!)" (as far as they have answered yet) --> choosing available ones / forming groups to prepare lesson plans with chosen coursebook (brainstorming ideas at this stage --> read about lesson planning for time after next --> complete lesson plans in "working session" on Oct 29)


task: read LT ch. 5, HTT ch. 3 plus links and docs: 

ETP-Jul03-classroom organisation.pdf  ETP-Nov04-spirit of cohesion.pdf 

classroom management answers CLM tips and answers  the really big list of CLM resources  

least-intervention.pdf  Becoming a more efficient Classroom Manager.pdf 

Elements of a discipline plan


Techniken Klassenfuehrung.doc

responsible classroom management.doc

Org des Unterrichts.doc

First Impression.doc

Penalties in the Classroom.doc

What learner type are you? (click to find out!)

More information on "learner type" (click)

6  /  15 October



The book we chose at Stäheli's for Elementary levele is "Language Leader" Elementary by Pearson  Longman:  http://www.pearsonlongman.com/languageleader/

Pres: The Silent Way: Claudio Olivier  aspects of classroom management (DVD input) / input on how to keep up the flow over various phases of a lesson / classlang.pdf


task: read HTT ch. 12, LT ch. 6, 16 / read docs, visit links: 

Teaching Techniques

Approaches & Methods in Second Language Teaching

Designing a Lesson

Swisseduc Lesson Plans English

Teachknowlogy Page

Input on Lesson Plans

Making a Lesson Plans (with samples)

lesson-aims.doc   LP.pdf   preparing-lessonplan.doc

–– /  22 October NO session (HJ Uni Fribourg)  

7  /  29 October


Pres: Desuggestopedia Myriam Christine  Working Session "Lesson Plans"  Lessonplan-model.doc  / IGB__BA_Wegleitung.pdf / Info on how to upload to PbWorks, upload plans here (click)


task: finish lesson plans (HTT 12, LT 6, 16 as sources of ideas). upload your lesson plans to Pbworks and DOWNLOAD all the other plans. Study them in preparation for the session, so that we can comment on them as they are presented. 

8  /  5 November


Pres: Community Language Teaching Tamar Anja  presenting and discussing your lesson plans /  learner types. LearnerTypes-TeacherTypes.doc   learner-types.pdf

test yourself: click here  / or here  /  or here 


task: my conclusions about planning lessons: individual reflection on today's session. read LT ch. 10, 12; HTT ch. 5, 6, 11 / read docs, visit links:

Artikel9Maturfaecher.doc   Grobziele.doc  WeitereArtikelderMAR.doc 

lohntabelle97.pdf   Arbeitstabelle Jahresgrundlohn07.pdf  Lohnskalen zur MBVO (Löhne ab 01_01_2009).pdf

MAR (Maturitätsanerkennungsreglement)  MBA (Mittelschul- und Berufsbildungsamt Kt. ZH) 

9  /  12 November


Pres: Total Physical Response Ljubica Lydia Info "Lehrplan" / teaching situation in Kanton Zürich  / discussing remaining lesson plans / your quesions / starting to think about vocabulary, speaking, error correction


Advertisement: StuRa - Studierendenrat der Universität Zürich 



tasks for Dec 3:  read LT ch. 7, 14-1,7; HTT ch. 6, 9, 14-1/6/7 visit links and read documents on PBwiki

++: read HTT ch. 13, LT ch. 14-2 (p. 302 on)  


–– /  19 November

NO session (HJ Uni Fribourg)  

10/11  /  26 November




Takes place at KS Freudenberg, Room 62 (Media Room)


08.15 – 12.00

(no session 22 Oct)


Just confirmed: special guest for this double session: drama workshop using "a number" by Caryl Churchill. Click here to buy it.

Please READ the play before this session, so as to be ready to WORK with it. Thank you.



12 /  3 December




(Pres: Content-based, Task-based, and Participatory Appraches Tabea Fabiano / Feedback "Drama Workshoph / vocabulary (DVD input HTT 6), speaking, error correction / testing / discussion and working session to start your task.

upload your tests here (click!)


Summative and Formative Testing  Summative and Formative Testing (wikipedia) 


Calculate your marks online: 3 methods



Testing (collection of links)


Diagnostic Grammar Test (check yourself!)  Testing Grammar - types of tests 

correction-sheet.jpg  What-is-a-good-test.doc

sample tests: TEST FOAE U7 part II.pdf  TEST NHWE 9 -10.pdf  TEST NHWE 11-body.pdf

                     TEST NNHE U 3-4.pdf  Test NEF E U8 1+2.doc  TEST NEF 9 + Canterville.pdf


6d test 10-07.pdf  TEST HE U 3-4.pdf  Test U1_2 HWE.pdf  NEF E Mini 4-07.pdf  

TEST NEF6-7.pdf  NEF E Mini 2-2007.pdf  TEST NEF U608.pdf  NEF-E Test 1 08.pdf

NEF-E U2A-C 08.pdf  Test NEF I U4AB.pdf  Test NEF I U3.pdf 


Deciding about what 5 works to read for second semester (literature)

task: write a well-thought-out, reliable and valid test about "your" lesson (cf. sessions 7/8) and UPLOAD ITestsHS09T TO PBworks.)


13 / 10 December




Pres: Learning Strategies Training, Cooperative Learning and Multiple IntelligencesDiscussing your tests / starting to think about reading simplified texts.


Pres: Conclusion reading simplified texts: (second semester!)  / (DVD input HTT 7) /


your feedback, questions, remarks, wishes for the second semester, preview


task: read LT ch. 8-5/6; HTT ch. 7  /  make a period plan with YOUR easy reader, i.e. how you want to deal with it from A to Z: how many lessons, what activitiy, what homework, testing? 

++task: (see task for second semester)

14  /  17 December




NO physical session (HJ Uni Fribourg) -->


++ use time for preparing second semester!

task for second semester:  ( Re-)read the following texts BEFORE the 2nd semester starts: The Importance of Being Earnest, Of Mice and Men, 1984, To Kill a Mockingbird, About a Boy, Lord of the Flies


task 2: get organized for presentation or teaching of "Easy Readers" at the beginning of the second semester. Please publish the titles of your choice here (click).


Beginning of the 2nd SEMESTER FDE on DO 25 Feb. 10.


Will contain two double sessions: 29 April / 20 May








This programme will be completed and adjusted as we go. Please always refer to the up-to-date version on PBworks!






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