Online 
 English Language Center

Course Information

Materials

"Shaping the Way We Teach English" on CDs and/or DVDs
By the time this online course begins, each participant will have received a set of CDs or DVDs with the "Shaping the Way We Teach English" materials from a local or regional US Embassy contact person. We will use these materials in the course.

"Shaping" Public Web Site
Public information about the "Shaping" product and links to the videos are also available online:
http://oelp.uoregon.edu/shaping

Schedule

The following schedule is intended as a guide. Topics may be adjusted to fit participants' interests and needs as the course progresses.

Week 01, April 04 - 11

  • Module 1: Contextualizing Language
  • Module 2: Building Language Awareness

Week 02, April 12 - 18

  • Collaborative and Cooperative Learning
  • Module 12: Younger Learners

Week 03, April 19 - 25

  • Module 6: Managing Large Classes
  • Multi-level Classes

Week 04, April 26 - May 02

  • Setting Learning Objectives

Week 05, May 03 - 09

  • Module 10: Alternative Assessment
  • Rubrics

Week 06, May 09 - 15

  • Module 11: Individual Learner Differences
  • Module 5: Learner Feedback

Week 07, May 16 - 22

  • Project-Based Learning
  • Content-based Instruction

Week 08, May 23 - 29

  • Module 8: Authentic Materials
  • Module 9: Critical Thinking

Week 09, May 30 - June 05

  • Technology

Week 10, June 06 - 10

  • Final Action Plans and Peer Feedback