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I. Class Design

    A. Background information

    B. Teaching goals

    C. Teaching methods

    D. Grading System

    E. Assignments

    F. Syllabus

    G. Activities

    H. Problems

Ⅱ Detailed Introduction of Lessons

    A. Class time

    B. Course goal

    C. Course description

    D. Teaching methods

    E. Activities

    F. Assignments

    G. Problems

Ⅲ Syllabus

Ⅳ Conclusion

Ⅴ Work Distribution

Ⅵ Works Cited
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                                   Class Design
Monster Spring 2003
•Class Time: 1 hour/class; 2 classes/ week
•Class Size: 10 children
•Student Level: English beginners (7-8 years old)

Teaching Goals
•Creating a native-like environment for English Beginners to get used to English

•Let children learn the basic and practical vocabulary; encourage them to practice in
their daily life .

Teaching Method

•Direct Method: With “no Chinese” policy, L2 learners are directly exposed to
English; Listening is the primary skill.

•TPR (Total Physical Response) is also applied during the whole class.
•Vocabulary will be repeated as many times as possible through activities and games.

Teaching Method
•Vocabulary focuses on noun and adjective, prepositions are also included.
•Vocabulary teaching-
    1. providing pictures, gestures and objects   while introducing words.

    2. Some basic sentence patterns will be introduced after teaching new

vocabulary ;learners will know how to apply words in discourse.

•Parents are encouraged to interact with their children in English after class.
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Grading System
•The individual grade is judged by performance in class activities and assignments.
•Teachers give oral encouragement and stickers when children perform well in class.

•Colloquial errors will be corrected immediately .

•On-line practice
•Teachers will call each student once a week to do oral practice.
•Drawing pictures and other non-writing assignments may be required.
•In Alphabet teaching, writing assignment is required.

•In the first 7 weeks, teachers only focus on speaking and listening skills.
•Alphabet teaching will be taught in the last section, and teaching will combine letters
with most of the vocabulary that are learned.

•Activities will combine what are learned in previous class (ex. color+number).
•Most of the activities are in group competition.
•Prevent using the same activity frequently.

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•Because of the “ No Chinese” policy, children may have difficulty understanding
teachers’ directions and explanation. It’s hard to get full attention.

•Some parents are not able to afford computers.
•Two-hour course a week is not sufficient to give children a proper environment.
•Children cannot respond in complete sentences.
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                             Lesson Introduction

                                      Lesson 1
                                    Who Are You
Class Time: 2/18, Tuesday. One hour lesson.

Course Goal: 1. Introduction of the environment makes students get familiar with the

              surroundings, teachers, classmates, rules and teaching materials.

              2. Make sure that each student has an English name.

              3. Let students listen to English and get acquaint to that environment.

Course Description: this would be a brief and easy class. There might be lots of

parents in classroom to get familiar with the whole class, and of course, they are

welcomed. And we would use English to introduce ourselves and the whole

environment, such as, materials, textbook, equipment, and class rule. The syllabus

would be introduced and then the students will be asked to introduce themselves.

Teaching Methods: firstly, the parents are welcomed for that students might feel very

uneasy and uncomfortable in a new environment. Therefore, the parents might ease

the nervousness of children, and also, the parents would be asked to understand what

students are going to learn in this class so that they would have better interaction with

children in learning English in the future. Then the students are asked to introduce

themselves; at this part, students are allowed to use Chinese as a exception.

Assignment: no assignment for the first two lessons.
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                                        Lesson 2
Class Time: 2/21, Friday. One hour lesson.

Course goal: 1. Teaching student the greeting phrase or short sentence to let children

                   get used to the English-only environment more smoothly and quickly.

              2. Let students learn the basic greetings to minimize their fear of

                   English and give students the opportunity to really use English at the


              3. Train students the basic manner of daily life in English.

Course Description: teachers would teach students three sentences of greeting: How

are you, Good, and Thank you by using a short play with a lot of gestures and

exaggerate speaking. The reason why greeting sentences would be taught here (in

vocabulary lessons) is that in each of the following classes, teacher would use these

sentences as daily in-class conversation. Like teacher might give student something

and student is trained to able to say “thank you” in response. Therefore, under the

“No-Chinese” policy, teachers have to try their best to make students understand what

they are saying.

Teaching Method: 1. a short play: one teacher would wave her hand and say “How are

                     you?” loudly with a big smile. Another teacher would reply

                     “Good!” to her with a big smile in the gesture of 讚.

          2. Another short play: a teacher pretends that her pencil falls on the floor,

          the other teacher picks it up for her. And the first teacher would say “Thank

          you” with appreciation. The second teacher could reply “No problem” with

          gesture of O.K.
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          3. The teachers would repeat these sentences and call students to do some

          role play. This is another time to review the names of students again and let

          them get familiar with each other.

Teaching materials: a pencil or anything for students to practice the falling and

picking up part mentioned in the previous part.

Activities: 1. a little role play (the same as what teachers did in demonstration). A

           student would wave her hand and say “How are you?” with a big smile.

           Another student has to reply “Good!” to her with a big smile.

           2. another short play: a student pretends that her pencil falls on the floor,

             the other student picks it up for her. And the first student has to say

             “Thank you”.

Assignment: there are no assignments in the first two classes.

Problem: students might feel a little confused about what is going on, for that they are

not quite familiar with the language yet.
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                                      Lesson 3
                  What is it? (Body Fruit Stationery Animal)
Class Time: 2/25-3/11. totally 5 hours.

Course Goal: I. To encourage young children to be curious to learn from their daily

                    life, and the simple sentence pattern, “What is it?” opens the

                    window of the wonderland for them.

              II. The first step for children to know the world is to know themselves,

                    so features are introduced firstly.

Course Description:2/25- In this class the first sentence pattern, “What is it?” will be

                    taught; children are supposed to capable of applying every word

                    with this sentence. The class time will be divided into three parts.

                    Firstly, features are introduced. Children shall not only understand

                    meanings of those features but also know the right position of

                    them. And then an activity is used to help children to make a

                    quick review of those learned features. At last teachers have to

                    announce the assignment and make sure that they make

                    themselves understood exactly.

                    2/28- The class time will be divided into three parts. First,

                    teachers shall provide a show time for children to share their

                    special masks. And then teachers will move to the main topic to

                    explain names of body parts. In order to make children be more

                    familiar to those nouns, the body song will be taught. By the

                    repeating lyrics children can memorize those names more easily.

                    At last teachers have to remind children that teachers will call

                    them later to review this week’s class.
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                   3/4-The class will be divided into two parts. After greeting

                   teachers carefully explain names of fruits which are usually eaten

                   in daily life. In order to help children to get the exact meaning of

                   words sonly, the real objects shall be used. And then it is time to

                   test if children really understand those words. The activity is

                   called “go fishing.” Children have to pick up the correct picture of

                   the fruit announced by the teacher.

                   3/7- Today’s class will be divided into three parts. In the first

                   period teachers will introduce a new topic about stationery, and

                   provide children chances to applying those words into the

                   sentence above. And then children will review the vocabulary

                   through an exciting game called “Back to back.” After that

                   activity teachers have to remember to remind children tonight is

                   reviewing time on telephone again.

                   3/11- Today’s class will be divided into two parts. In the first

                   period teachers will introduce a new topic about animals, and

                   provide children chances to applying those words into the

                   sentence above. And then children will review the vocabulary

                   through an exciting game called “Back to back.”

Activity: Drawing Your Face—every child will be given a sheet of paper which is a

         face-shaped, and they shall draw features on it according to teachers’


         Let’s Sing a Song—the simple lyrics of body song cover all names taught in

         class. When the music is playing children have to point out the part

         mentioned in the lyrics, and also yell it out.

         Go Fishing—numerous magnetic pictures of kinds of fruits are spread on
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          the ground. Every child will get a fishing rod, and they are divided into two

          groups. Every time the teacher will yell out a name of fruit, and children

          have to catch the matching picture. The faster the group catches right

          pictures will be the winner.

          Back to Back—children will be divided into two groups to have a

          competition. In every run of the game each group shall assign a

          representative. Those two representatives have to stand back to back, and

          then they will be give two different real objects of stationery. After teachers

          count 1 2 3 those two have to turn back immediately. When seeing the

          objects holding by the opposite group they shall yell out the name of it at

          once. The faster one will be the winner.

Assignment: 2/25-Children are asked to make a unique mask with features and on

             2/28 they shall bring it to show.

             2/28-Teachers will call children and help them to practice the vocabulary

              learned in this week.

             3/7-Teachers will call children and help them to practice the vocabulary

             learned in this week.

Problem: Children cannot concentrate on things for a long time and they may have

difficulties understanding what teachers say. Therefore it is effective for teachers to

have various tones and use more body languages to appeal children’s interest. Some

children might be shy or afraid of showing their unique mask in front of other

classmates. At this moment teachers have to be more patient to encourage those

children to be brave and confident. Children are always eager to win in every

competition. However, no one can be the winner all the time; they may not be able to

admit themselves beaten. It is really a good chance for teachers to teach children not

to take the result too seriously.
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                                       Lesson 4
                          How many__? (Color+Number)
Class Time: 3/14-3/25. totally 4 hours.

Course Goal: teaching students the new sentence pattern and new vocabulary for

children to actively use them in both new and learned sentences.

Course Description: teachers would teach the sentence pattern: “How many_?”, and

new vocabulary in numbers (1-10) and colors (Red Pink Green Black White Yellow)

to applied together in learned and newly-learned sentences. And many activities

would be applied in the lesson.

Teaching methods: in order to have a further use of what children have learned. The

numbers and colors are taught here. The teacher would apply the sentence: how

many…? And students have answer like: three apple(s) instead of just recognize apple.

What is important is that the plural form would not be introduced here for that

students might get confused about the grammatical problem.


         1. 支援前線—the class will be divided into two groups. Both groups are

              given some materials like fruits and cards of learned pictures. And the

              teacher would give orders like: I want two blue pencils and three red

              apples. Then the quicker group which could find out things to match the

              order will be the winner. This game will help students practice number,

              color and nouns learned before.

         2. Bingo Game—each student is given a bingo form in which there are four

              colors with two kinds of animals and fruits. Every sheet would have

              different order of patterns. Then, students choose a pattern in turn, the

              called patterns would be connected and the one who first has three
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            lines(---or I or /) wins.

Problem: there are many learned words and students might mix up some vocabulary.

And the plural form is not taught by teacher, however the pronunciation plural form of

teachers might sometimes confuse children. Students could just ignore that part and

just listen to the sounds. After all, these grammatical forms would be taught sooner or

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                                      Lesson 5
Class Time: 3/28-4/4. totally 3 hours.

Course Goal: teaching students the basic prepositions: on, in, between, and under.

Teaching Method: In the first class of this lesson, teachers can use pictures to let

students know the meaning of these prepositions. Teachers must repeat as many times

as possible to let student remember the pronunciation and meaning of these words.

Besides, teachers still provide twenty minutes activity like “tapping cards that fit

teacher’s direction” to make students be familiar with these prepositions.

In the second class of this lesson. Teachers will introduce the question sentence

“where is ___?” Like the way that is used in the previous class, teacher will combine

the already-taught prepositions and nouns to make students understand the meaning of

“where is ___?” If teacher asks “where is ___?”, students must be able to answer.

Then, students can be divided into two teams to have activities to practice “where is


Students are given the same three cards, and they can put cards in their own way.

However, they must use “on”, “under” or “between”. One team asks the question

“where is ___?” and the other team can guess the answer for three times. Then two

teams can take turns to ask and guess. Through this activity, students will be able to

fully exercise the “where is ___?” sentence pattern.

In the review class, teacher should give activities that include most of the nouns (color,

number, animal and fruit) taught in previous class. “Wow! So tall” is one activity for

instance. Students are divided into 2 groups. They are given 30 blocks (number 1 to

10 in 3 colors). Teachers give directions about preposition ( on, under, between),

repeat it again, and the team who puts more blocks in correct order wins!!!
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                                         Lesson 6
Class time: 4/8-4/25. totally 6 hours.

Course goal: teaching student to recognize the alphabets and review the vocabulary

they have learn.

Teaching method: 26 alphabets would be divided into 5 classes, which means teacher

only teach 5 letters a time and it’s because students are too little to memorize so many

letters a time. First of all, teacher would show the letters they are supposed to learn in

this class and then help student to know the pronunciation and recognize the letter.

Teacher should ask student to repeat the letter as many times as possible in order to be

familiar with the letters. Later, teacher would provide some activities to help students

memorize the alphabets.

In review class, students are supposed to be familiar with 26 alphabets and teacher

would first lead students to read the alphabets. Then, by playing games, teacher can

examine if students already know all the alphabets. if teacher find students can’t

recognize 26 alphabets and teacher should quietly do the review again.

Teaching materials: word cards and everything that games need.


“Touch and Say” — students are divided into two groups and follow teacher’s

direction to touch the word card and speak out the letter. From this game, student can

recognize the letters.

“Big Wind Blow”— students would be given the word card and arranged to sit in a

circle. One person should stand in the middle and speak out a letter. People who get

the letter should change the seats. The one who doesn’t get seat should sing a song in

front of the class.
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“Memory” — students are divided into two teams and are given numbers. Teacher

would say a letter like “J” and call the number. The two who are called should speak

out the letter before “J” and after “J” like “I J K”. The one who is faster get one point

for the team. From this game, students can be familiar with the alphabets and the


Assignment: After each class, students are assigned to practice the letters in their work

book and do the review on line.
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                  Monster Spring 2003
    Date                  Topic                   Activity       Vocabulary
1   2/18 T   Who are you?

2   2/21 F   Greeting                                          How are you?
                                                               Good! Thank you.
3   2/25 T   What is it? (Body I)              Drawing Your Eye   Nose
                                               Face         Mouth Ear
4   2/28 F   What is it? (Body II)             Let’s Sing a Hands Foot
                                               Song         Head  Leg
5   3/4 T    What is it? (Fruit)               Go Fishing      Apple Banana
                                                               Orange Cherry
6   3/7 F    What is it? (Stationery)          Back to Back Table      Pencil
                                                               Chair   Book
7   3/11 T   What is it? (Animal)              Back to Back Dog        Elephant
                                                            Cat        Zebra
8   3/14 F   How many__? (Number)              Slam Cards      One Two Three
                                                               Four Five Six Seven
                                                               Eight Nine Ten
9   3/18 T   How many__? (Number+n.)           支援前線

10 3/21 F    What is it? (Color)               人骨拼圖            Red Pink Green
                                                               Black White Yellow
11 3/25 T    Review (Color+Number+n.)          Bingo

12 3/28 F    Where is it? (Preposition+Color+n) Building       On      Under
                                                Blocks         In      Between
13 4/1 T     Adjectives                        Big         Wind Big Small Tall
                                               Blows            Short Hot Cold
14 4/4 F     Review

15 4/8 T     Letters (ABCDE)                                   Apple Book Cake
                                                               Dog Elephant
16 4/11 F    Letters (FGHIJ)                                   Fruit Green Hands
                                                               Ice cream Juice
17 4/15 T    Letters (KLMNO)                                   Kite Leg Mouth
                                                               Nose Orange
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18 4/18 F     Letters (PQRST)                                       Pencil Question
                                                                    Seven Ten
19 4/22 T     Letters (UVWXYZ)                                      Umbrella Violin
                                                                    White X-ray Zebra
20 4/25 F     Review                                Your Name? Alphabet + Names


          We spend a lot of time on this presentation, and most games and activities

are original from our own idea. To make our course plan be more convincing and

interesting, we collected every member’s opinions and unified them as a whole. That

is what you could see now—a masterpiece made of blood and tears. Fortunately the

whole working process is very smooth, no arguments or complaints. We just set an

ideal age for teaching , and then time, goal, content and so on. The ideas just flew out,

and even this is a time-consuming hard work, the discussion is joyful and pleasant.

          However, the teaching plan is good but not perfect. We still find out many

problems that we may encounter in teaching, and we listed them in this project. And

we also provide some tips to overcome these problems. Also, some tips of teaching

are given in the project for teaching the combination of sentence pattern and

vocabulary. We hope that readers could apply what we design in this paper and enjoy

the fun of teaching.
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                             Work Distribution

Presentation Work Distribution

Cindy—background information+ teaching goals +syllabus

Nico—teaching methods+ activities

Crystal—syllabus+ problems

Stephany—assignments+ grading system+ activities

PowerPoint made by all members

Project Typing Work Distribution

Cindy—Lesson 5

Nico—Lesson 6

Crystal—Lesson 3

Stephany—Lesson1,2,4 排版 美工

Discussion by all members.

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