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The Six Methodology Goals. Peter Lucantoni. Peter Lucantoni Started teaching in 1979 in UK Lived and worked in Europe and Middle East, now based in Cyprus Author, Educational Consultant & Teacher Trainer for Cambridge University Press Cambridge TKT, CELTYL, CELTA & DELTA trainer

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## The Six Methodology Goals

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**The Six Methodology Goals**Peter Lucantoni**Peter Lucantoni**• Started teaching in 1979 in UK • Lived and worked in Europe and Middle East, now based in Cyprus • Author, Educational Consultant & Teacher Trainer for Cambridge University Press • Cambridge TKT, CELTYL, CELTA & DELTA trainer • Cambridge CELTYL assessor • Examiner for Cambridge ESOL speaking examinations • Classroom teacher**What methodology will you be using with Touchstone?**• Discuss with your partner/s the metholodolgy/ies, approaches and techniques that you would like to be using with your students Example: CLT – communicative language teaching**What methodology will you be using with Touchstone?**• Touchstone uses the best features of proven and familiar Communicative Language Teachingand Learning methodologiesand the Lexical Approach • Also offers stimulating activities carefully designed to focus on the learning process**TheTouchstone philosophy maintains that a successful course**meets the following six methodology goals:**Interaction-based**• Personalizes the learning experience • Promotes active and inductive learning • Encourages students to be independent learners • Recognizes the importance of reviewing and recycling • Offers flexibility to meet the needs of specific classes**Interaction-based**• Important learning aim in every lesson: get students talking to each other! • Strong emphasis on spoken interaction, helps students to use new language immediately for communicative purposes • Touchstone devotes full lesson in every unit to the teaching of conversation strategies so that students can learn the skills needed for spoken communication**U5 C**TS1 SB48-9**Work with a partner/s**• Find at least three different examples of opportunities for Spoken Interaction in Touchstone Level 1 • Compare answers**U5 C**TS1 SB48-9**Personalizes the learning experience**• Touchstone offers engaging activities • Encourages students to talk about own lives and ideas • Topics relevant to their interests and experiences: TV, music, the internet, sports, celebrities …**Work with a partner/s**• Find at least three different examples of exercises where students can personalize in Touchstone Level 1 • Compare answers**Promotes active and inductive learning**• What is ‘inductive learning’? • ‘an approach to instruction through which students interact with their environment by exploring and manipulating objects, wrestling with questions and controversies, or performing experiments’ (Ormrod, 1995)**Promotes active and inductive learning**• ‘helps students see the connections among pieces of critical information and to conceptualise, on their own terms, the broader perspective into which these pieces fit’ [Adapted from: http://www.thoughtfuled.com/strategies/Inductive%20Learning.pdf 101008]**Promotes active and inductive learning**Five phases of inductive learning: • PHASE I EXAMINE DATA • PHASE II GROUP AND LABEL • PHASE III INTERPRET • PHASE IV SYNTHESISE • PHASE V EVALUATE**Promotes active and inductive learning**• Touchstone uses tasks that actively involve students in the learning process • Students challenged to figure out for themselves (inductive learning) grammar structures and English usage • Figuring out is a powerful aid to understanding and successful learning**Work with a partner/s**• Find at least two different activities in Touchstone Level 1 where inductive learning takes place • Compare your answers**Encourages students to be independent learners**• Touchstonecourse components help students develop autonomous learning strategies • Students take part in their own learning • Opportunities for students to improve listening and speaking skills independently**Work on your own**• Find at least two activities in Touchstone Level 1 where students are encouraged to be independent learners. • Compare your answers**Recognizes the importance of reviewing and recycling**• Touchstonesystematically recycles and reviews target language in various sections of the Student’s Books • There are Recycle icons throughout the Teacher’s Editions – point out recycling and reviewing opportunities**Work with a partner/s**• Find at least three different places in Touchstone Teacher’s Edition Level 1 where Reviewing andRecycling opportunities occur • Compare your answers**Offers flexibility to meet the needs of specific classes**• Touchstonecan be used with large and small classes of students • Opportunities for activities to be done in pairs, groups or as whole class • Can also be adapted for different course lengths**Interaction-based**• Personalizes the learning experience • Promotes active and inductive learning • Encourages students to be independent learners • Recognizes the importance of reviewing and recycling • Offers flexibility to meet the needs of specific classes**peter@cup-training.org**+357-99386227 Facebook: ‘English as a second language with Peter Lucantoni’

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