Fall 2014 Teacher Training

My unit design follows a content-based instruction approach (CBI). I chose CBI not only because it has been shown to be effective in language learning (Tedick & Cammarata, 2010), but also because I needed to instruct learners in teacher training workshops. The focus on teacher training does not mean language forms will be ignored; I will incorporate grammar review and instruction throughout the course as needs arise. Tedick & Cammarata (2010) write that “the overall aim of CBI is threefold: to help learners to (1) use language meaningfully and purposefully, (2) learn through language as they construct knowledge and develop understandings about a topic and a learning task, and (3) learn about language when there is a focus on form.


Teacher Training Unit Plan

Teacher Training Lesson Plan Sample