QualityTime-ESL

How the Hyperlinks Function

Excerpts from the book "QualityTime-ESL.com":

To understand how the hyperlinks work, readers can start by looking at some examples of the material, which will be explained later on.

If they are now reading on the DVD and are looking for example for some verb review fill in exercises, they just need to click on Review_of_Tenses_1-6.doc and six different exercises will appear ready to be printed in a booklet. To correct these exercises according to the "active pair work correcting technique" they just need to click on Review_of_Tenses_1-6_Key.doc to get all of the keys.

On the other hand, teachers may be interested in a short introduction to the English course, and in that case they can click on an "adaptable" file cf. Yr1_Course_3p_Expl.doc, and they will see on their screens a 3-page document that they can download, modify as they wish and then print up for their students. I have included a version of the same document in French in case teachers need to explain to their French speaking administration what kind of course they are planning to set up cf. Yr1_Course_2p_Expl_Fr.doc. There is another more detailed explanation of the course to be found in a document intended for students cf. Yr1_Course_4p.doc and Yr1_Course_4p.doc (for the "modifiable" version). A two-page curriculum for the 1st year course might inspire teachers needing to write out a syllabus cf. Yr1_Curriculum_2p.pdf. The latter is a "pdf" document, but there is also a "modifiable" one-page curriculum for the 1st Term of the 1st year course cf. Yr1_Curriculum_T1.do in case teachers wish to add, take away or modify any parts. And in a different section there is a one-page curriculum for the 2nd Term of the 1st year course cf. Yr1_T2_Syllabus_Curriculum.doc that again teachers may use for inspiration and modify as they so wish.

I suggest that readers take a look at the suggested calendars that are available both as examples (in the picture version) cf. Yr1_Calendar_Example.doc and as work documents ready to be used as digital calendars cf. Yr1_Calendar_V1.doc and Yr1_Calendar_V2.doc. Teachers will easily understand how to change the dates by copying the numbers of a column and replacing them starting with the right day of the week. In a nutshell an updated calendar and study program can be produced in less than a quarter of an hour. Finally, readers are invited to watch one of several PowerPoint presentations. The first one is on the "Quality Time Concept" and can be accessed simply by clicking on the hyperlink that follows cf. QualityTime.ppt. (Advice: To close the PowerPoint document use the yellow button to put the file in the dock and wait to shut down to make it disappear completely.)

If teachers wish to have students do projects using PowerPoint, they can as they read the chapter on oral presentations in the classroom click on the numerous hyperlinks that are offered. First they can see an example they I have concocted myself based on information concerning the global warming threat that might very well endanger the environment in the years to come cf. Project_Global_Warming.ppt (If you can not close the file, remember to put the file in the dock and wait until you shut down computer to make it disappear completely.) Secondly, teachers can look at presentations put together by some of my former students. Here is just one example chosen almost at random among so many interesting projects cf. Project_Rabbit_Robot.ppt and another one cf. Project_Palm_Island.ppt. Teachers can also go directly to the tree structure and choose the examples they like the best. They can search for all the .ppt files available and choose the one they would enjoy showing their students. Of course it is best to refer to the chapters where I explain how I introduce this activity and to prepare the students linguistically for their classroom presentations during several sessions by using documents such as:

1_Project_Assignment_HPO.doc

2_Project_Requirements.doc

3_Project_PP_Instructions.doc

4_Project_PP_More_Instruc.doc

5_Project_PP_Extra_Advice.doc

These instructions should be combined with the oral comprehension exercise below, which is composed of a fill in exercise, a key for self-correcting and file with the audio recording file:

The_Iceberg_Arrives.doc / The_Iceberg_Arrives+.doc (modifiable file)

The_Iceberg_Arrives_Key.doc (Key to fill in exercise)

The_Iceberg_Arrives.mp3 (audio recording)

And a written fill in exercise:

Will_Deserts_Drink?.doc

Will_Deserts_Drink?_Key.doc

If you wish to read the entire chapter, click here.


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