Author

Yue CaiFollow

Date of Graduation

Spring 5-16-2020

Document Type

Project/Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

College/School

School of Education

Department/Program

International and Multicultural Education (IME)

First Advisor

Dr. Yi Guan

Abstract

With the modernization and globalization of China, the Chinese need to study and utilize English to be a part of the world. College students are essential to learning English. However, the purpose of college English in China still focuses on the national College English Tests. College students are not able to meet their original goal of learning English.

The purpose of this project is to create some teaching materials that improve students’ motivation and ability to learn English instead of raising exam grades. The project is a handbook which composes two model units based on Bloom’s taxonomy. Each unit contains four model lesson plans which are listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Educators can adapt these lesson plans in the classroom and learn how to apply Bloom’s taxonomy to their own teaching situations.

All in all, this handbook provides educators with different samples of the application of Bloom’s taxonomy in teaching materials. For teachers, applying Bloom’s taxonomy optimizes their teaching methods and strategies. They can avoid using only one teaching approach. Also, they have a chance to better interact with students. College students will have benefits from the teaching materials and increase their motivation to learn English. Therefore, students can attain more sense of achievement in learning English.

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