Materials Development • Contact the experts • Consult the experts • Design authentic tasks In Search of Content Teachers Speaker: Angela Ko (柯瓊琪) In search of the content teachers • Co-working with the departmental offices • Contacting content teachers • Consulting the Experts Speaker: Vanessa Tu (杜佩璇) • Where is the difficulty coming from? Subject matters Content knowledge 1. Suspicions • From experts: ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ You’re crossing the line! What is ESP? What do you want to do with our students? Why is this activity? How are you going teach our students, please be specific? • We are not trusted! • Time spent on describing Shouldn’t be too surprising Different purposes professions approaches philosophies attitudes Persuade • Math experts • Medical professionals Math (English for General Science) ESP teachers Article Selection Result of compromise Choose the articles: (1) we understand (2) relate to math Math Specialists Topics : too narrow Content: too general Content : Language = 7 : 3 Topics decision: Infinity, possibility, integral, pi Activity Design Totally no clue. Emails; Meetings Consulting result Totally no clue. Depend on ourselves Self-learning: Khan Academy From: Vanessa Tu <[email protected]> 1) -文章標題：Math Without Words-- Numerical reasoning seems independent of language -網址：http://demo1.wordpedia.com/SA/chenread.asp?docsn=2005072396&readtype=ce -字數：695 -欲截取文章內容：全選 -Vanessa的看法：本篇以很多研究例子來驗證數學和語言的獨立性; 一樣對學生而言能激發他們的興趣; 先激發他 們的興趣, 再求他們從中學習。 -Pro. Wang 的建議: 可用! -Pro. Nien 的建議: 不建議使用 2) -文章標題：Folk Numeracy and Middle Land -- Why ours brains do not intuitively grasp probabilities -網址：http://demo1.wordpedia.com/SA/chenread.asp?docsn=2008103778&readtype=ce -字數：680 -欲截取文章內容：a. 將文章標題中副標的Part 1 刪除, 增加全文的完整; b. 內文的最後一段捨去, 原因同a. -Vanessa的看法：這篇文章非常的有趣, 由日常生活每個人都會遇到的情況來探討奇蹟是否真的是奇蹟, 對數字的 直覺為何總是錯誤; 學生們一定會喜歡！ -Pro. Wang 的建議: 可用! -Pro. Nien 的建議: 可用! 3) -文章標題： The Science behind SUDOKU--Solving a Sudoku puzzle requires no math, not even arithmetic. -網址：http://demo1.wordpedia.com/SA/chenread.asp?docsn=2006072819&readtype=ce -字數：全文2634字 -欲結取文章內容：第一段(“Family Tree“那段之前的Introduction) + 最後一段(“Human Strategies") (共 561字） -Vanessa的看法：全文字數真的過多, 因此我將中間幾段捨棄, 只取第一段與最後一段. 這兩段就我看來可以順暢 連結而不需另加文字連結 （此為“智慧藏“的其中一項要求：不可自行加入句子或段落）, 教授你們的想法呢？ -Pro. Wang 的建議: 不建議使用 -Pro. Nien 的建議: 不建議使用 From: Vanessa Tu <[email protected]> Dear Professors, After only several email exchanges, we reach an agreement on the potential articles of math ^0^ : Pro. Wang: #5>#1>#8>#6>#4 Pro. Nien: #5>#8>#6>#7>#1 Both of the professors cast the votes on the articles #1, #5, #6, #8; however, from the perspective of an English teacher and a material developer, #6 seems too hard (I can't understand the contexts even in Chinese version >.<, and I can predict that the students from various fields would pretty struggle with this one as well). As for #4, this article is too psychological-oriented which may not be beneficial for students to learn academic English in math, and therefore it is not so appropriate to put in math unit. So now our potential numbers are like this: Pro. Wang: #5>#1>#8 Pro. Nien: #5>#8>#7>#1 #1 and #7 both talks about probability, so we just choose one of them. Here #1 is chosen because of the agreement of both professors. Now is like: Pro. Wang: #5>#1>#8 Pro. Nien: #5>#8>#1 #2 "Math Without Words-- Numerical reasoning seems independent of language" is the decision made by several of my colleagues, and we think this one can be beneficial for students' academic English development and also for teachers to develop appropriate activities. Therefore, our final four articles are: #1, #2, #5, and #8. Thank you again for all of your help. Sincerely yours, Vanessa Tu Health & Medical Care Article Selection Results ESP language teachers Content teachers Choose the readings (1) hardly understandable to common folks (2) related to medical specialty Topics and Content: 1. too specialized 2. Recommend: Narrative medicine 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Abandon all the chosen articles Compose in the style of narrative medicine 1 article/ 1 disease/ different perspectives Vocabulary: doctor-patient dialogues Linguistic focus/ practice: tasks Authentic Materials and Tasks Speaker: Ching-yi Yeh(葉靜怡) Pre-reading: Job Ad. (English for Careers) • Objectives: 1.To elicit their background knowledge about a job ad 2.To understand the key information in a job advertisement 3.To find out what a good job ad is • How? 1.To show them a real job ad and point out the key words 2.To compare several authentic ads Product Manager Responsibilities: •Responsible for business management of product line(s) assigned including sales, pricing, channel, marketing and inventory management •Liaise with vendor(s) to work out joint target and resources committed, sales target, go-to-market strategy including new product launch, sales management and promotion support •Execute sales and channel strategy, with direct touch on top accounts and establish sales cadence with sale team to achieve company’s goal on channel reach, market share and profitability in great details Requirements: •Degree holder with minimum 10 years relevant experiences in sales and marketing of IT or electronic products in Hong Kong. •Positive, mature, disciplined, motivated with good interpersonal skill and willing to work under pressure •Experience with local IT channel is an advantage •Proficient in both spoken and written English and Chinese, Putonghua is an advantage •Less experience will be considered as Assistant Product Manager. 2x Outdoor Media Sales Executive Roles •LONDON - £18,000 - 20,000 + COMMISSION Greater London £18-20,000 + 5,000 commission •Are you a confident and personable graduate? Enjoy putting together PowerPoint presentations? Would you enjoy presenting them back to some of the largest brands in the UK? Outdoor Advertising is booming and could need someone like you on board today!... Employer: MEDIA EXCHANGE Feedback 1: Background Knowledge • Where to work? • What is the position? • How much is the salary? • What are the requirements? • How many work hours per day? Feedback 2: Finding the key words in the ads • Read the ads and tell me the key words 1.Number 2.Address/ contact 3.Employer 4.Requirements 5.Responsibilities Feedback 3: Critical thinking • Through comparing the ads, students tell me the reasons. 1.No job description 2.No mentioning the working hours 3.The requirement is too general 4.The pay is too high Within-reading: Hybrid Vehicles (English for Hi-Tech Industries) • Objectives: 1.To gather relevant information and motivate students 2.To add vocabulary • How: 1.A short video 2.Pair work to check what they see from the video Feedback 1: Elicitation • Quiet • London • Electricity pole, charger • Convenient • Letter “C”– (center) • Many buses and bikes in the city Feedback 2: Giving Extra Information • Charging station/point • CCZ (Congestion Charge Zone) Feedback 3: Asking Questions From students: • How much do they pay for recharging the car? • Does the policy (CCZ) work? From the teacher: • How can the Taiwan’s government encourage people purchasing hybrid cars? Post-reading: DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) (English for Medical and Health Care) • Objectives: 1.To provide the chance for students using the vocabulary and ideas 2.To develop critical thinking • How: 1.DNR in Taiwan VS. DNR in USA 2.Group work to discuss the forms Feedback 1: Elicitation The DNR consent form in Taiwan VS. The DNR consent form in the US Feedback 2: Asking Questions From the teacher: • How do you feel when a doctor explains DNR to you? • Would you sign it? From students: • Can the family and patient withdraw? • Does it mean that the medical professionals give up resuscitation? Feedback 3: Discussion • How would you like the medical professionals to explain DNR if your family were in a critical condition? • If you were the patient in a critical condition (or his/her family) , would you agree to receive resuscitation treatment?