Teachers should be able to cope to the fast changing society and address the needs of the students as they face the challenges in learning and living in the modern world. Our classrooms,
teaching methods and strategies should go along with the modern society and current trends of teaching should be applied so we can make our lessons relevant and useful for every learner.
We acknowledge the need for continuing education of every educator and Zeno seeks to provide equal opportunities for all English teachers from primary to high school levels all over
Gansu and its neighboring provinces. The challenge is the application of the training materials learned into actual teaching-learning situations.
These “POWER8” After-Training Special Courses are designed to further assist every teacher to practically bring in changes in their teaching and achieve the goals of English
education in every school systems.
2. 专业课程内容（Special Follow-Up Courses）
① 教师英语口语和语音中和练习Oral English and Accent Neutralization Exercises
Constant practice is the only rule to improve English proficiency. The more someone uses the language, the more he/she becomes confident and the more confident a person goes, the more
proficient he/she becomes.This course will provide teachers an opportunity to listen to and to speak with foreigners in Zeno. They will also be assisted in overcoming their areas of difficulty in phonetic sounds and symbols association and speaking challenges. Our goal is for all teachers to be able to speak “standard” English that is universally understandable and assist their students to achieve the same level of competence.
② TESL/TEFL 的当前趋势：集应试和交流于一体的最新外语教学法。
Current Trends for TESL/TEFL ： This covers the latest Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language methods which are applicable to Chinese students who study English both for examination and daily usage.
We will adopt TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) principles into culturally acceptable and socially applicable classroom situations to help students benefit more from every learning encounter.
③ TESL / TEFL 教学法视频Videos for TESL/TEFL
This course will provide opportunities for teachers to watch English teaching videos of expert English teachers from all over the world. After watching the videos, teachers will analyze
the teaching methods together as to their cultural relevance and applicability to their classrooms.
④ 独立学习技能开发Independent Learning Skills Development
Every student from all levels should be trained to become independent learners.
This course will equip teachers with more tools outside the textbook on how to assist and guide all students to be independent learners so their English language acquisition and English
learning levels will improve significantly even outside the classroom.
⑤ 阅读、写作、听力和口语综合教学法Integrated Approach in Teaching Reading,Writing, Listening, and Speaking Skills英文阅读、写作、听力和口语技能应同时提升。
RWLS skills in English should grow and develop at the same time.
This course will equip teachers with skills on integrating the four skills within a 40- minute teaching period. Applying this method will ensure a balanced training for every student in
developing the needed skills for them to be proficient English readers, writers, listeners, and speakers.As a result, every student becomes confident and proficient English speakers.
⑥ 非母语英语课程游戏和趣味活动ESL Games and Fun Activities一位非母语英语课程教学专家说： “有趣的课堂才是高效的课堂。”One ESL/EFL expert said; “If it is not fun, it won’t work.”
English learning and examination is one of the top pressures both for the students and teachers, not to mention the students’ parents, all over China. There should be a relaxed
atmosphere for the teacher to teach efficiently and for the students to learn and develop proficiently.
This course will equip the teachers with ESL activities that would suit their students’ levels and match the lessons they teach and bring fun into the classroom while students learn their
⑦ 非母语英语课堂的多媒体和技术资源Multi-Media and Technological Resources for ESL
This course will assist the teachers to develop their skills in finding and using outside resources that supplement and complement their textbooks so students will have more meaningful,
extensive, and effective learning.
Information, English lessons, teaching resources and samples are free and within our fingertips. The challenge is how to find, manage and utilize them in the classrooms as every
teacher needs to finish their textbook.
⑧ 示范教学Demonstration Teaching
Zeno expert will show demonstration classes for all levels using the actual textbooks being used in the classrooms. The sample lessons will be conducted as an example for teachers on how
to apply the principles learned from the training sessions. Suggestions will also be given of how to make classes more interactive and student-centered rather than a teacher-centered class all the time.
The special classes will be conducted at Zeno auditorium after the training session. Only teachers who attended the training and pass the evaluation will be admitted to these special
classes. The schedules will be announced on wechat and admission would be on a first come first served basis.