Universidad de La Laguna
rev. 2018-11-02

Idioma extranjero
Mención inglés (2018-2019)

unit 1 unit 2 unit 3 unit 4 unit 5 unit 6

Week 1

PROLOGUE 0.1
Language learning

Seven concepts of natural language learning

Steve Kaufmann: Seven concepts of natural language learning (2009) (PDF).
Steve Kaufmann on learning languages ► 4:38 (2007 video) (transcript).

Mon., 24 Sept.

PROLOGUE 0.2
Quantity and quality

Thurs., 27 Sept. Girl learns to dance in a year

Herbert Lui: Why quantity should be your priority (2013) (PDF).
Girl learns to dance in a year ► 1:50 (2013 video).
Trond Egil Toft: Better learning through handwriting (2012) (PDF).

TOPIC 1.1
School teachers

Fri., 28 Sept. A day in the life of a fifth grade teacher

Assignment 1.
A day in the life of a fifth grade teacher ► 9:35 (2017 video) (transcript).

Week 2

TOPIC 1.2
Professional communication

Mon., 1 Oct. Principles of communication

Kasia Mikoluk: Principles of communication: seven pillars of business communication (2013) (PDF).

TOPIC 1.3
Commercial correspondence

Thurs., 4 Oct. How to write a business letter that gets results

Writing business letters in English (useful phrases and vocabulary) (PDF).
Dustin Wax: How to write a business letter that gets results (2008) (PDF).

TOPIC 2.1
Early education curriculum

Fri., 5 Oct. What does high-quality preschool look like?

Assignment 2.
NPR Ed: What does "high-quality" preschool look like? ► 5:43 (2014 video) (transcript).
European Schools: Early education curriculum (2011).

Week 3

TOPIC 2.2
Email etiquette

Mon., 8 Oct. The dos and don'ts of e-mail etiquette

The dos and don'ts of e-mail etiquette ► 8:34 (2012 video) (transcript).
Jeremy S. Hyman and Lynn F. Jacobs: Eighteen etiquette tips for e-mailing your professor (2010) (PDF).

TOPIC 2.3
Telephoning

Thurs., 11 Oct. Phone etiquette training

Telephone (useful phrases and vocabulary) (PDF).
Phone etiquette training ► 7:22 (2009 video) (transcript).

HOLIDAY
Columbus Day

Fri., 12 Oct. Sebastiano del Piombo: Portrait of a Man, Said to Be Christopher Columbus (1519)

Week 4

TOPIC 3.1
Learning environment

Mon., 15 Oct. The Learning Environment as the Third Teacher

Assignment 3.
The learning environment as the third teacher ► 9:16 (2015 video) (transcript).
Elizabeth Mulvahill: Anchor charts 101: why and how to use them (2018).
Thomas Dittl: Why I won't be hanging anchor charts in my classroom this year (2017).

TOPIC 3.2
Presentation skills (I)

Thurs., 18 Oct. How to create an awesome PowerPoint presentation

How to create an awesome PowerPoint presentation ► 2:01 (2008 video).
Chris Thomas: Five memorable key steps to ensure a good presentation ► 6:21 (2008 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 3.3
Presentation skills (II)

Fri., 19 Oct. Present like Steve Jobs

Donald Clark: Presentations (1998-2011).
Present like Steve Jobs ► 6:54 (2008 video) (transcript).

Week 5

TOPIC 4.1
Pedagogical tools

Mon., 22 Oct. ICT guidelines

Assignment 4.
ICT guidelines ► 5:31 (2017 video) (transcript).
ICT in primary education ► 4:46 (2014 video) (transcript).
Information and communication technology (ICT) in education.

TOPIC 4.2
Scientific writing

Thurs., 25 Oct. Leonardo da Pisa (Fibonacci): Liber Abaci (1202)

Chittaranjan Andrade: How to write a good abstract for a scientific paper or conference presentation (2011).
IMRAD structure (2009).

TOPIC 4.3
Meeting

Fri., 26 Oct. How to run a meeting

How to run a meeting ► 3:42 (2009 video) (transcript).

Group presentations
(3-5 min each student).

Week 6

TOPIC 5.1
Assessment and evaluation

Mon., 29 Oct. Formative assessment in the classroom

Assignment 5.
Formative assessment in the classroom ► 6:50 (2017 video) (transcript).
Redirecting behavior ► 4:54 (2015 video) (transcript).

HOLIDAY
All Saints' Day

Thurs., 1 Nov. Fra Angelico: The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and Martyrs (ca. 1423)

TOPIC 5.2
Networking

Fri., 2 Nov. Seven tips for effective networking

Seven tips for effective networking ► 9:24 (2009 video) (transcript).

Group presentations
(3-5 min each student).

Week 7

TOPIC 5.3
Personal brand

Mon., 5 Nov. Five easy steps to create your personal brand

Five easy steps to create your personal brand ► 4:11 (2013 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 6.1
Partnership with parents

Thurs., 8 Nov. Important interactions: how to communicate effectively with parents

Assignment 6.
Important interactions: How to communicate effectively with parents ► 4:50 (2012 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 6.2
Job application

Fri., 9 Nov. Europass

Europass: Curriculum Vitae (2002-2018).
How to write a great resume and cover letter ► 2:44 (2012 video) (transcript).

Week 8

TOPIC 6.3
Job interview

Mon., 12 Nov. Interview dos and don'ts

Paul Michael: How to answer 23 of the most common interview questions (2007-2013) (PDF).
Interview dos and don'ts ► 4:15 (2007 video) (transcript).

CONCLUSION

Thurs., 15 Nov.
Fri., 16 Nov.Group presentations
(3-5 min each student).