sábado, 9 de enero de 2010
Teaching subjects in English
The course I will have to design is content based learning, which deals with teaching subjects in English to EFL learners. HOw does this work out in our educational setting? We know that bilingual schools in our country believe that teaching History, Science, Math, Biology, etc., etc., etc., in English makes them be called bilingual, but let´s think how much these kids really learn about the content subject. They usually study in ESL textbooks and it´s commonly noticed how frustrating reading in these books becomes to the students. It´s very difficult for them to completely understand what´s going on. Then, here is when teachers need to know about scaffolding techniques to support these learners. I really love to teach this module; I enjoy sharing with the teachers what I have read about the SIOP model, which is perfectly suitable for our schools and students. I´ll be posting more about this !!