A Survival Guide for English Speakers, Teaching English in a Mission Environment - Level 1
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Date: June 29, 2012
Location: Regent University - Robertson Hall, Rm 326
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Teaching English is a great way to forge relationships with internationals abroad
who desire to learn the language. Endless opportunities abound for this type of
outreach. Have you considered a short-term mission trip abroad, but had reservations because you thought you weren’t adequately equipped? Have you been a part of a teaching team overseas but would like some fresh ideas to boost your effectiveness? Have you desired to connect with those of other cultures, but don’t know how? Join us for an introduction to teaching English overseas on short term mission trips. You will learn tried and true methods of planning, teaching, and evaluating lessons. In addition you will learn ways to build relationships and share Christ with those of other cultures in a non-threatening manner. This class will also help build your confidence in sharing Christ with others while teaching English.
This workshop is designed to provide a framework for Christians who plan to teach English abroad as a part of a short term mission outreach. Students will be given practical instruction in the areas of planning, teaching methodology, implementation, evaluation and culture as it pertains to learning. In addition, students will receive biblically based instruction in ways to have a meaningful teaching experience.
Ministry Leaders, Lay Persons and Mission Volunteers
- The course will benefit students by providing basic instruction on how to teach English to non-native English speakers outside of the US.
- Students will be able to prepare, implement, and assess relevant instruction.
- Students will learn practical methods for sharing Christ with those of another religious background.
- Students will be able to connect with those of other cultures.
After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Assess cultural differences as they pertain to learning and relationships
- Create effective teaching strategies
- Prepare materials to enhance teaching effectiveness
- Design relevant curriculum and lesson plans for short term instruction
- Recognize different teaching methodologies
- List key factors in effective commmunication
- List key resources for obtaining teaching helps
- Brown, H. Douglas. (2001). Teaching by principles, an interactive approach to language pedagogy. White Plains, NY: Longman.
- Dauer, Rebecca M. (1993). Accurate English: A complete Course in Pronunciation. Upper Saddle Ridge, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
- Guglielmino, Lucy M. (1991). Adult esl instruction: a sourcebook. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman
- Moore, Dendale. (2005). Teaching english language learners the good news. Alphareta, GA: The North American Mission Board
- Oliva, Peter F. (2001). Developing the curriculum. New York: Longman Publishers.
- Storti, Craig (1998). Figuring foreigners out: A practical guide. Boston: Nicholas Braeley Publishing.
|9:00||Overview of ESL and Optimizing the Mission Experience|
|10:00||Culture and Learning|
|11:00||Planning for Success|
|1:00||Components of Learning English|
|3:00||Evaluation and Relevant Resources|
|3:30||Q & A|
Dayna has been actively involved in mission work and teaching English to internationals for over fifteen years. It started when she and a professor’s wife from Wake Forest University, saw the need for cultural and English classes for new students. They worked together to start an ESL program at a large church in the community. Soon an international library was established and Dayna began working with students from many nationalities on campus. She became actively involved in overseas missions and was trained by International Mission Board missionaries and received certification from the North American Mission Board to teach ESL. She has been a team leader for multiple trips overseas. She also received a master’s degree in TESOL from Regent University and works as an independent contractor for individuals and businesses teaching American culture and English. She recently taught English to a group of Chinese through a summer program at Regent and now teaches executives for a Spanish company in Chesapeake.
M. Ed., Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL), Regent University
Virginia Teaching Certificate
- Nine years teaching experience in public and private schools
- Co-founder of ESL program at Calvary Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, NC
- Co-founder of ESL program at Nansemond River Baptist Church, Suffolk, VA
- Founder and director of ESL program at Liberty Baptist Church, Hampton, VA
- Mission Team Leader and Member to Belize, Honduras, Peru, Chile, Russia, Mexico, and Standing Rock Sioux Reservation
- Past Volunteer teaching experience in Chile, Peru, Belize, Honduras, Russia and Mexico
- Curriculum developer for ESL classes
- Experienced tutor and guide for professionals
- Extensive overseas travel.
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