Universidad de La Laguna
rev. 2020-11-08

Idioma extranjero
Mención inglés (2020-2021)

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

Week 1

PROLOGUE 0.1
Language learning

Mon., 5 Oct. 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).

PROLOGUE 0.2
Quantity and quality

Thurs., 8 Oct. 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., 9 Oct. 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

HOLIDAY
Columbus Day

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

TOPIC 1.2
Time management

Thurs., 15 Oct. A short guide to managing your time

A short guide to managing your time ► 4:36 (2014 video) (transcript).
Time management top tips (2015).

TOPIC 1.3
Commercial correspondence

Fri., 16 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).
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).

Week 3

TOPIC 2.1
Early education curriculum

Mon., 19 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).

TOPIC 2.2
Presentation skills (I)

Thurs., 22 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 2.3
Presentation skills (II)

Fri., 23 Oct. Present like Steve Jobs

Donald Clark: Presentations (1998-2015).
Present like Steve Jobs ► 6:54 (2008 video) (transcript).

Week 4

TOPIC 3.1
Learning environment

Mon., 26 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
Library

Thurs., 29 Oct. Library

Should I be using Google or the library resources for a paper? ► 1:40 (2013 video) (transcript).
Universal Decimal Classification summary.
Google Scholar.

TOPIC 3.3
Documentation

Fri., 30 Oct. Introduction to citations

Introduction to citations ► 4:38 (2018 video) (transcript).
American Psychological Association: APA Style.
Interactive APA (OWLL, Massey University).
Estilo APA (Biblioteca Universitaria, Universidad de Alicante).

Week 5

TOPIC 4.1
Pedagogical tools

Mon., 2 Nov. 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
Plagiarism

Thurs., 5 Nov. Plagiarism

Plagiarism: Lesson one ► 5:54 (2016 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 4.3
Creativity

Fri., 6 Nov. The secret to creativity

The secret to creativity ► 5:08 (2016 video) (transcript).

Week 6

TOPIC 5.1
Assessment and evaluation

Mon., 9 Nov. Formative assessment in the classroom

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

TOPIC 5.2
Outlining

Thurs., 12 Nov. Ryan Holiday: How to write a book

How to write a book: from research to writing to editing to publishing, by Ryan Holiday ► 5:42 (2016 video) (transcript).
Chittaranjan Andrade: How to write a good abstract for a scientific paper or conference presentation (2011).
IMRAD structure (2009).

Group presentations
(3-5 min each student).

TOPIC 5.3
Drafting and editing

Fri., 13 Nov. Drafting and revising

Purdue OWL vidcast: Drafting and revising ► 5:30 (2018 video) (transcript).

Group presentations
(3-5 min each student).

Week 7

TOPIC 6.1
Partnership with parents

Mon., 16 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

Thurs., 19 Nov. Europass

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

Group presentations
(3-5 min each student).

TOPIC 6.3
Job interview

Fri., 20 Nov. Interview dos and don'ts

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

Group presentations
(3-5 min each student).

Week 8

CONCLUSION

Mon., 23 Nov.
Thurs., 26 Nov.Group presentations
(3-5 min each student).
Fri., 27 Nov.