TESOL Pedagogy

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EFL Educator will understand developing a personal learning network can provide the support necessary to improve pedagogical knowledge and skill set.

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Essential Questions

  • How can I get ideas as to how others are teaching EFL/ESL?
  • How can I find ways to share my own experiences with colleagues?

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Enabling Knowledge

  1. Approaches, methods, and techniques
  2. Educational philosophies
  3. Learning theories

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  1. Technology
  2. Reading, writing, listening, and speaking in English

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  • Webquest
  • Informal discussions
  • Academic prompts

Week 1 (September 6-12, 2010)

Readings and Related Links

Add links to your favorite EFL/ESL sites.

  • Mexico English Teachers' Alliance (META)

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How to post a comment to VoiceThread.


  • Go to this VoiceThread and answer the question related to technology use in the classroom.


Articulate and reflect on the influence technology has on instruction and assessment.

Week 2 (September 13-19, 2010)

Readings and Related Links

  • Review the introductions teachers made at the beginning of the workshop. Feel free to add your introduction if you have not done so already.
  • View this video to see a step-by-step explanation for this week's activity.
  • View the list of Content and Initiatives in WE.
  • If you are new to the concept of "Open Education Resources" (OER) you should read this short description and you can explore a few links here.


  • Pre-activity task: Make sure your name appears on this list and that all personal information is correct, especially the link to your User page.

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In this activity we will use a discovery learning approach to learn more about the structure of a wiki and how to find things in WikiEducator. This activity will also provide you with the opportunity to practice internal links, that is who to link to another page in the WikiEducator.
  1. You are required to identify and recommend at least one page in WikiEducator which will be of use to another participant on this course. You should reference the link and write a short annotation why you think the link will be useful to another PFLE workshop participant. Add a level II heading below for each recommendation. The preference is to choose a participant who has not yet received a recommendation; however, OERs perhaps will be repeated for either similar or for different reasons.
  2. You are free to explore and recommend any page in WikiEducator. The following pages are good places to start for finding relevant links to recommend on this Webliography page:

Add participant's name and link here

Create an internal link and include your recommendation and justification here. For example, This OER (provide the internal link) might be useful for this person (include a link to the participant's user page) because...

  • I think this link will be useful for Adriana Medina. In fact, to all of us as language teachers, but I know Adriana and I am sure this will be helpful for her because we both have been always trying to understand and to learn more about our students. --Marthagonzalez 15:47, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
    • Thanks for sharing Martha! You might want to add your signature after your post so we know who you are! (smile) --Benjamin Stewart 03:59, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
    • Yes, thank you Martha. --AMF 13:16, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
  • I think this webquest link can help us all who are interested in looking for ideas related to performance tasks as well as making students aware of how technology can be useful to practice another language and learn from others with feedback. It can help Maru get some ideas for students to practice and present in class new topics. --Monica R 12:21, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
  • I think this link could be helpful for you Itzel (Ipsy), there you can find more exercises for toefl purposes:http://www.learn4good.com/languages/toefl/structure.htm--De Santos 22:07, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
    • Thank you Julio, I am going to check it out!! :D--Itzel Portal 00:35, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

--AMF 13:27, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

  • I definitely recomend this page to all of us because there are very good activities to develop our students' speaking skills. http://www.waze.net/oea/ Julio, check it out.
  • I think this link will help Flor Palos with Educational Technology.This is Nelli Portal (Because I didn't know how to write like my collegues.
  • I think this link will help Fernando Montantes with their activities of listening comprehension. this is for his students of level III http://esl.about.com/library/listening/bllis_customer1.htm --Flor 22:08, 8 November 2010 (UTC)


To become familiar with content and initiatives within WE and to make recommendations to colleagues.

I think this link will help Flor palos in her classes becuase is about Educational Technology

Week 3 (September 20-26, 2010)

Readings and Related Links


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Benjamin Stewart.

Instructions for completing the activity
The purpose of this activity is to begin sharing experiences with other colleagues as a basis for further inquiry.
  1. Watch the short screen cast which explains how to conduct this activity. (Tip: Click on the play button below the video and then click the small computer screen to watch a full screen version of the screencast.)
  2. Go to this discussion page and share a recent teaching/learning experience.
  3. Respond to at least three of your colleagues, making comments or asking questions about their recent experience.
  4. Follow with additional questions and comments as necessary.


To share a new approach, method, technique, tool, activity, etc. with a colleague

Week 4 (September 27- October 3, 2010)

Readings and Related Links

The following are online resources where you can find full, peer-reviewed articles on a variety of subjects:

  1. Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
  2. UAA Virtual Library


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The purpose of this activity is to give you an opportunity to find an article related to TESOL and to share it with your colleagues.
  1. Find an article of interest by using the online resources above or some other resource. If you use a resource that is not listed in the Reading section above, feel free to add it!
  2. Go to this page and add your reference and your comments about the article you chose. Everyone is encouraged to respond to each other's post as well!


Critically review a study related to TESOL and determine its worth based on one's personal experience.