Thursday, October 15, 2020

Welcome to BUFS TTP 2019

This is a group blog for instructors and trainees in the
Busan University of Foreign Studies Teacher Training Program.
Below is a list of course and group notes. 
Session#4 Schedule 
(July 29 ~ August 12)

 Overseas Photo Albums (Elementary Secondary
Advice for future trainees: Elementary    Secondary

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

TTP2019: So What's New? Show & Tell (2020-10-16)

Video Discussion 

Interactive Video

Presentation Options

Examples: Understanding Pronouns, Solar System, Oldest Living Things


Online Activity Tools

Examples:  Present Simple,   LIkes & Dislikes,   Prepositions

Odds & Ends

Some Covid-19 Videos


 Copyright-friendly sources of video, audio, & images mentioned in his video


Friday, August 9, 2019

The WoohooClub - Running through the finish line !

  TTP To Go

You will continue to have access to all TTP materials on the blog and Google Drive, but just in can....
  • Download all or part of Google Drive folders (Course Materials, Teaching Demonstrations, etc)
  • Download Google Photo Albums
  • Blog or Diigo any TILL sites you may want to use later.
  • Video Sampler is available in the 4ttp2019 vids Drive folder.

Final 'To Do' Reminders

Things to do after your Final Teaching Practicum

  • Please complete your lesson overview form and your activities in the TTP Kitchen.   The goal is to share useful components of your lesson with past, current, and future trainees. You do not need to post the entire lesson or copy and paste the entire overview, but please make sure to include basic procedures and materials.
  • Teaching Practicum#3 ReflectionAfter watching your video, please complete the Teaching Demonstration Assessment and Reflection Form online.

Running through the finish line:  To continue working on a task with maximum effort until after it is completed. 

Finish Line Quotes:
  • Being the first to cross the finish line makes you a winner in only one phase of life. It's what you do after you cross the line that really counts.    -Ralph Boston
  • But for each of us, isn't life about determining your own finish line?  - Diana Nyad
  • Embrace that finish matter how many other runners cross it ahead of you, it's all yours.   -Nike
  • 'Dead last' is greater than 'did not finish' which beats 'did not start.' - unknown
  • As long as you are alive, there are no real finish lines... catch your breath, stay fueled, and keep going.    - Jeff Lebow
Finish Strong! or...

The Homestretch Schedule

July 23, 24, 25,29, 30, 31:           Secondary Teaching July 30, August 6: Elementary Teaching
July 26:    The Eigenberg Method Workshop
July 31:                   TOEIC Speaking
August 5~9:                  Post-tests
August 9                 Party at The Party
August 12                 Last Day of Regular Classes
August 16: Closing Ceremony, The First Day of the Rest of Your Life

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019

    Arrows Left in the Quiver

    Arrows Left in the Quiver
    Assorted items from the teaching arsenal of Jeff and former trainees. Some of these might have been briefly covered, but most have not yet been shared.

    Resource Sites

    Finding Phrases/Making Memes
      It’s good to let students see how much the key expressions are used. Or, it could be used to guess what today’s key expression is.
      검색하고 싶은 표현을 입력하면 그 표현을 포함한 다양한 영상이 연속적으로 제공됨.
      Useful site to find some expressions from the movies, make your own meme
    Collocation Resources

    Assorted Games and Activities
    App and website for converting images to text

    Word Frequency Over Time
      It is a kind of corpus where we can check how frequently certain expressions are used.
      When you enter phrases, it displays a graph showing how those phrases have occurred in a corpus of books (e.g., "British English", "English Fiction", "French") over the selected years.
    Teaching US/British Culture
    Open Online Courses (MOOCs)  From the Social Networking Guide 

    Assorted Materials from Jeff's Speaking Topics

    The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently