Forum Principles for Exemplary Teaching of Bilingual Learners more
Sat, Dec 4, 11:15-12:15 Asia/Taipei
Dr. Yueh-Nu Hung's Talk is on the Six Principles for Exemplary Teaching of Bilingual Learners: Focusing on Supporting Language Learning. In 2021, eight Bilingual Education Research Centers of Taiwan put their brains together and drafted a list of six principles for exemplary teaching of bilingual learners. The ultimate goal is to compile a resource book for bilingual education teacher trainers. The six principles will be briefly introduced first, and then I focus on Principle 1 (Know your learners: Provide comprehensible input) and Principle 3 (Foster students’ social and academic language) and highlight some of the key issues related to language learning objectives planning and teachers’ target language competence and pedagogical knowledge. Dr. Joyce Chou's talk is on "Instructed Second Language Acquisition Perspectives" As instructed second language acquisition (ISLA) indicates, the goals and effects of instruction can be accordingly characterized as follows: instruction may enable learners to internalize new L2 knowledge so that they become more elaborate L2 users (with a richer vocabulary and more complex grammar); instruction may enable learners to modify or restructure their L2 knowledge and performance so that they become more accurate; instruction may enable learners to consolidate their L2 knowledge so that they can use the L2 with greater ease and for a wider range of tasks and functions so that they become more fluent language users. This research will look into how teachers can scaffold bilingual young learners’ L2 development. Dr. Yun-Li Hsu's talk will be on "Lesson Plan Design Principles and Key Points of Bilingual Teaching in Life Curriculum" Having served as a review committee member for the results of the bilingual teaching plan and application plan, and as a supervising professor in several schools in some areas of primary and secondary schools for nearly one year, I will be sharing some guiding principles of Life Curriculum Design. In the process of reviewing and preparing lessons with each school, I found that most of the teachers in schools that implement bilingual teaching in the Life Curriculum have a background in English. Many teachers are less familiar with Life Curriculum. Therefore, they are prone to encounter difficulties when designing teaching plans. To help teachers better understand the life curriculum, I will briefly introduce the important concepts and principles of the Life Curriculum, through the "Life Curriculum" literacy-oriented teaching model map, which includes description 1) Life Curriculum view of children's learning; 2) The characteristics of students at this learning stage; 3) Basic concept of Life Curriculum, and 4) Key points when designing teaching plans. The basic principles of the English integration Life Curriculum course will be explained, providing educators resources and suggestions for bilingual teaching of Life Curriculum.
Bilingual Centers Elementary School CLIL Teacher’s Target Language Competence and Pedagogical Knowledge more
Sat, Dec 4, 14:30-15:00 Asia/Taipei
The promotion and practice of bilingual education in Taiwan are sometimes met with doubts and even resistance from classroom teachers, and one major reason is the lack of confidence in their target language competence in teaching CLIL lessons. This presentation will argue that a CEFR minded rhetoric about bilingual teachers’ target language competence requirement actually does a disservice in the promotion of bilingual education. I will discuss different aspects of bilingual teachers’ target language competencies, and provide suggestions for teacher preparation institutes and government agencies to better support teacher’s professional development in this respect.