Teaching English in Costa Rica | Ulatina Courses

Syllabus Design

Sessions Topic Evaluation
#1 Syllabus Design: General Concepts  
#2 Need Analysis  
#3 Situation Analysis Reading Comprehension: Two-page report on what situation analysis is (5%)
#4 Planning goals and Learning outcomes  
#5 Course Planning and Syllabus design Virtual Campus Forum on Principles on how learning can be encouraged (5%)
#6 Course Planning and Syllabus design  
#7 Providing effective teaching Virtual Campus Forum: Qualities and Competencies of a good English Teacher (5%)
#8 The Role and Design of Instructional materials Debate: Instructional Material (15%)
#9 Approaches to Evaluation Virtual Campus Forum: Approaches to Evaluation (5%)
#10 Types and Approaches to Syllabus Design Oral Presentation  (10%)
#11
#12 A communicative curriculum in Language Teaching Demonstration about a communicative class (25%)
#13
#14  

Presentation of Syllabus

Final Project: Presentation of the Syllabus designed by the student  (30%)
#15

 

Introduction to Drama

  Topic Evaluation
#1 Overview of the course and An Introduction to Drama  
#2 An Introduction to Drama Continues  
#3 Tragedy and its characteristics Oral Presentation / Group #1

10%

#4 Comedy and its characteristics Oral Presentation / Group #2

10%

#5 Tragicomedy and its characteristics Oral Presentation / Group #3

10%

#6 Romeo and Juliet  by William Shakespeare (Book)  
#7 Midterm – Oral Exam 10%
#8 Midterm – Written Exam 15%
#9 Most Important plays in American Literature Presentation 10%
#10 Films: Hamlet (1990)

Films: Fences (2016)

 
#11 Death of a Salesman by American playwright Arthur Miller (Book) Roundtable in preparation for the exam
#12 Incorporation of Drama in English Teaching  
#13 Demonstration of a play 25%
#14 Oral Exam 10%
#15 Written Exam 20%

 

oral-communication-iv

Session Date Topic Evaluation Percentage
#1 May 8th Vowel Sounds    
#2 May 15th Vowel Sounds    
#3 May 22nd Vowel Sounds    
#4 May 29th Diphthong Sounds Quiz 5%
#5 June 5th Consonant Sounds    
#6 June 12th Consonant Sounds    
#7 June  19th Consonant Sounds Quiz 10%
#8 June 26th    Exam 25%
#9 July 3rd Consonant Sounds
#10 July 10th Oral Task (A) 10%
#11 July 17th Oral Task  (B)
#12 July 24th Regular Past Tense    
#13 July 31   Oral Assignment 10%
#14 August 7th Final Review Quiz 10%
#15 August 14th   Final Exam 30%

 

Introduction to Literature 

Session Topic Literary Work Evaluation
#1  Types of Conflicts and Points of View
#2 Characterization, themes and settings
#3 Literary Genres: Poetry The road not taken
#4 Literary Genres: Fiction and Non- Fiction  

 

#5 Literary Genres: Short Stories Angel in Disguise
#6 Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Midterm Exam (25%)

#8 Drama: Comedy and Tragedy

Drafts – Literary Movements 5%

#9 Literary Movements

Oral Presentation – Literary Movements

20%

#10 Literary Movements
#11 Literary Movements
#12 Literary Movements
#13 American Psycho

On the road

Assignment 10%

Analysis

#14 Animal Farm by George Orwell

    Assignment 10%

Final Exam 30%

oral-communication-iv

Lesson A

  1. Topic:  Antropology: Culture ShockAudio
  2. Topic:  Antropology: Third World Kids Audio
  3. Topic:  Biology-Animal IntelligenceAudio
  4. Topic:  Biology: The Variety of Life on Earth
  5. Topic:  Developing Nations
  6. Topic:  Developing Nations
  7. Topic:  Midterm Written Exam (2o%)
  8. Topic:  Environmental Health – What happens to our  trash?Audio
  9. Topic:  Environmental Health – What happens to our  trash? Audio
  10. Topic:  Endangered Species
  11. Topic:  Phrasal Verbs
  12. Topic:  Phrasal Verbs
  13. Topic:  Day Off
  14. Topic: Midterm Written Exam (2o%)

Lesson B

  1. Topic:  Pronunciation Review : Vowel and Diphthongs, Phonetic Transcriptions
  2. Topic:  Pronunciation: Front Vowels Practice
  3. Topic:  Oral Task (5%)
  4. Topic:  Pronunciation: Central Vowels
  5. Topic:  Pronunciation:  Back Vowels
  6. Topic: Oral Task (5%)
  7. Topic:  Midterm Oral Exam (10%)
  8. Topic:  Consonants Clusters
  9. Topic:  Oral Task (5%)
  10. Topic:  Group Presentation (15%)
  11. Topic:  Long and Short Vowels
  12. Topic:  Oral Task (5%)
  13. Topic:  Oral Task (5%)
  14. Topic: Final Oral Exam ( 10%)

language-teaching-methodology

  1. Topic:  Teaching Across Age andProficiency Levels
  2. Topic:  Techniques and Materials
  3. Topic:  Lesson Planning
  4. Topic:  Initiating Interaction in the classroom
  5. Topic:  Classroom Management
  6. Topic:  Teaching Activities using Technology
  7. Topic:  Integrating the Four skills
  8. Topic:  Teaching Listening
  9. Topic:  Teaching Speaking
  10. Topic:  Teaching Reading
  11. Topic:  Teaching Writing
  12. Topic:  Form- Focused Instruction
  13. Topic:  Teaching Activities: Part A
  14. Topic:  Teaching Activities Part B

Technical English

  1. Topic: Pronunciation basics
  2. Topic: Tenses in  English
  3. Topic: Parts of the Speech 
  4. Topic: Types of sentences / Reading Comprehension (5%)
  5. Topic: Writing a paragraph / Reading Comprehension (5%)
  6. Topic: Preparing a Resume
  7. Topic: The Human Body  and Systems / Presentation of a topic (25%)
  8. Topic: The Human Body  and Systems / Reading Comprehension (5%)
  9. Topic:  Diseases/Mental Disorders /Infections  / Reading Comprehension (5%)
  10. Topic: Signs and Symptoms
  11. Topic:  Ways to prevent and cure a diseases/ Reading Comprehension (5%)
  12. Topic:  Accidents and Emergencies
  13. Topic:  Presentation of a case (25%)
  14. Topic:   Hygiene
  15. Final:   Final Exam (25%)

 

LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT (1)

  • Lesson #1: Introduction to Language Assessment (Overview)
  • Lesson#2: Testing, Assessing and Teaching
  • Lesson#3:  Principles of Language Assessment
  • Lesson#4:  Designing Classroom Language Tests
  • Lesson#5:  Understanding the Nature of Standarized Tests
  • Lesson#6:  Understanding Assessment based on the current MEP Guidelines
  • Lesson#7:  Applying MEP Policies into Testing
  • Lesson#8:  Midterm Exam
  • Lesson#9:  Assessing Listening
  • Lesson#10: Assessing Speaking
  • Lesson#11:  —————
  • Lesson#12:  Assessing Reading and Writing
  • Lesson#13:  Alternative Assessment method  and Types of Rubrics
  • Lesson#14:  Assessing Skills
  • Lesson#15:  Final Exam

 

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