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Sunday, October 01, 2006

*TOPIC:
How do the teaching method and teaching materials of Sesame Street in Taiwan apply Direct Method?

*LISTING OF WORDS/ QUESTIONS
Sesame Street, Direct Method, introduced, teaching method, teaching materials, textbooks, organized, encounter, Emmy Awards, steps...etc
1. When was the Sesame Street English introduced in Taiwan?
2. What is the background of the Sasame Street in America?
3. How are the teaching materials of the Sesame Sreet in Taiwan designed? in what way?
4. How many levels of the Sesame Street in Taiwan divided into?
5. What is the teaching philosophy of the Sesame Street in Taiwan?
6. How the Sesame Street in Taiwan better the Direct Method?
7. What difficulties do the Sesame Street in Taiwan sitll encounter?
8. How the Sesame Street in Taiwan work through the difficulties?
....etc

*PRELIMINARY OUTLINE:
1. The start of the Sesame Street in America.
2. When was the Sesame Street introduced in Taiwan.
3. The analysis of the teaching method and teaching materials of the Sesame Street in listening, speaking, reading and writing four different ways in Taiwan.
4. The theory of Direct Method.
5. The strengths and weakness of Direct Method.
6. The ways that the Sesame Street in Taiwan use to improve the weakness of Direct method.
7. The good outcome of the improved Direct Method that the Sesame Street in Taiwan uses and the evidence.
8. The still existing difficulties of the improved Direct Method that the Sesame Street in Taiwan uses and the evidence.
9. The methods that may be used to better the sitll existing difficulties.
...ect

*WRITING A THESIS:
Despite all the criticism of the Direct Method, the Sesame Street in Taiwan still uses it as the foundation of the teaching philosophy. The Sesame Street has been in Taiwan since 1985 and it has 168 branches in Taiwan in its golden period. The ways, reasons and result that it apply the Direct Method may be worth for us to explore.

*WRITING A THESIS: Despite all the criticism of the Direct Method, the Sesame Street in Taiwan still uses it as the foundation of the teaching philosophy. http://www.sesamestreet.com.tw/Sesame01/index.htm The Sesame Street has been in Taiwan since 1985 and it has 168 branches in Taiwan in its golden period. Its success tells us that the Direct Method is suitable for 7-12 year-old EFL Taiwaness students.


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