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Shawn Ford
SLS 680P: Program Administration
Spring 2006


Note: The following article was written as a project for SLS 680P, instructed by Professor Bob Gibson of the Department of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Please pardon any errors or omissions. Refer to the References section for additional information on the topic.

 

Professional Development of TESL Teacher Training Summer Program

 

Purpose:

 

The objective of the program is meet the needs of international in-service non-native teachers of English who are interested in training in current theory and methodology for teaching English as a foreign language. Courses within this program will help meet global demands for teachers trained in current EFL methodology.

 

Program Details:

 

This program for international in-service non-native teachers of English was developed to provide professional development in TESL, with an emphasis on teaching English as a foreign language. The projected participants currently for this program include teachers from the East Asian countries of Japan, Asia, and China, in which KCC has already established relationships with ministries of education, colleges, and universities. Projected future participants for this program include teachers from Vietnam, the Philippines, Morocco, and other West African countries.

 

This program will be offered to ministries of education for public-education EFL teachers, and to colleges and universities for their EFL-program teachers. The number of participants for each institutional agreement will be set at 15 per group, usually including 14 teachers and 1 group coordinator. Participating teachers must meet the following minimum qualifications:

 

 

Participating institutions will select one of the Professional Development of TESL Teacher Training courses offered by this program during one of the available summer sessions.

 

Courses

 

TESL 101: SLA Theory in Application

TESL 102: Second Language Pedagogy and Methodology

TESL 103: Second Language Learning

TESL 104: English for Teachers

TESL 105: TESOL: The Field

TESL 106: ESL Teaching Certificate Capstone Course

 

Summer Session Schedule

 

Session 1                             Session 2                             Session 3

May 26 – June 16                   June 23 – July 14             July 21 – August 11

 

After completion of the Professional Development of TESL Teacher Training Institutional Agreement, arrangement of program payment, and submission of paperwork for J-1 visas, participating teachers will travel to Honolulu for their three-week intensive professional development at KCC.

 

Three-week Itenerary

 

Day 1 (Saturday Evening) – Leave home country

Day 1 (Saturday Morning) – Arrive Honolulu; hotel transfer; lunch; welcome dinner

Day 2 (Sunday) – Orientation breakfast; briefing of Waikiki and tours; free-time; dinner

Days 3-7 (Monday-Friday) – Breakfast; morning instruction; lunch; open lab; dinner

Day 8 (Saturday) – Breakfast; morning open lab; BBQ picnic; dinner

Day 9 (Sunday) – Breakfast; optional tours/ free time; lunch; free time; dinner

Days 10-14 (Monday-Friday) – Breakfast; morning instruction; lunch; open lab; dinner

Day 15 (Saturday) – Breakfast; morning open lab; lunch; Bishop Museum tour; dinner

Day 16 (Sunday) – Breakfast; optional tours/ free time; lunch; free time; dinner

Day 17 (Monday) – Breakfast; final presentations; graduation lunch & ceremony; dinner

Day 18 (Tuesday) – Breakfast; optional tours/ free time; lunch; free time; dinner

Day 19 (Wednesday) – Breakfast; optional tours/ free time; lunch; free time; dinner

Day 20 (Thursday) – Breakfast; optional tours/ free time; lunch; free time; Aloha dinner

Day 21 (Friday Morning) – Breakfast; leave Honolulu

Day 22 (Saturday Evening) – Arrive home country

 

Daily Instruction Schedule

 

Monday – Friday                               Saturday                                Sunday

  8:00    9:20           period 1           8:00 – 11:00         open lab              FREE

  9:30 – 10:50          period 2         11:00 – 12:00         lunch

11:00 – 12:20          period 3

12:20 – 13:30          lunch

13:30 – 16:30          open lab

 

Program Overview:

 

The program of Professional Development of TESL Teacher Training consists of five non-sequential courses plus a final capstone course. TESL 101, 102, 103, 104, and 105 may be taken in any order, but credit must be earned for each of these courses before TESL 106 is attempted. Each course meets for 45 hours per semester and upon completion earns the student 3 credits towards the Certificate of Professional Development of TESL Teacher Training. Courses may be repeated, but not for additional credit towards the Certificate total of 18 credits. Upon successful completion of TESL 106, the student will receive the Certificate of Professional Development of TESL Teacher Training.

 

Required Texts:

 

TESL 101-

 

TESL 102-

 

TESL 103-

 

TESL 104-

 

TESL 105-     None. Materials provided by program.

 

TESL 106-     None. Materials provided by program.

 

Organizational Structure:

 

The program of Professional Development of TESL Teacher Training will be administered by the ESOL Program, which will utilize an existing support structure to organize the international teacher-training groups and ESOL Program faculty to deliver course content, as indicated in the flowchart below:

 

Duties:

 

Chancellor

 

LLL Dept. Chair

 

A.S. Non-Credit Program Coordinator

 

Honda Center Office Staff

 

UHM Int’l. Studies Program Director

 

Intensive ESOL Program Coordinator

 

TESL Content Instructor

 

TESL Technology Support

 

Program Budget (based on 1/30/06 best estimate of figures)

 

# of Participants:      15

 

Workshop Cost                                Per Person                Total

 

Instructional Costs

Instruction (3 credits + benefits)   $399.00                     $5985.00

Lab Tech (18 hrs. x $15)                $18.00                       $270.00

Teacher Travel                                 $10.00                       $140.00

Receptions                                       $80.00                       $1200.00

Fieldtrip                                             $17.94                       $269.10

BBQ Picnic                                        $15.00                       $225.00

Daily & Fieldtrip Bus                       $65.65                       $984.80

Materials (books, misc.)                $65.00                       $975.00        

Total Instruction                               $670.59                     $10,048.90

 

Support Costs

Staff (60 hrs. x 16.25)                      $65.00                       $975.00        

Total Support                                    $65.00                       $975.00

 

Room & Board Costs

Hotel                                                  $550.00                     $8250.00

Meal Allowance (3-meal plan)      $342.00                     $5130.00      

Total Room and Board                   $892.00                     $13,380.00

 

Travel Costs

Airfare Total (Japan, NRT)             $796.72                     $11,950.80

Airfare Total (Korea, INCH)            $1327.01                   $19,905.15

Airfare Total (China, BJN)              $1230.66                   $18,459.90

SEVIS Fee                                         $100.00                     $1500.00

Health Insurance                             $47.00                       $705.00

Airport Bus R/T                                 $17.94                       $269.10        

 

Travel Total

Japan                                     $961.66                     $14,424.90

Korea                                     $1491.95                   $22,379.25

China                                     $1395.60                   $20,934.00

 

Grand Total                                                                                                  

Japan                                     $2589.25                   $38,837.75

Korea                                     $3119.54                   $46,793.10

China                                     $3023.19                   $45347.85

 

Revenue

Program fee- all inclusive (r/t air, transportation, food, lodging, instruction, extras)

Japan                                     $3000.00                   $45,000.00

Korea                                     $3500.00                   $52,500.00

China                                     $3400.00                   $51,000.00

 

Projected Profit

Japan                                                                         $6162.25

Korea                                                                         $5706.90

China                                                                         $5652.15

 

Proposed Budget Rationale:

 

The projected budget is for an intensive three-week Professional Development of TESL Teacher Training Summer Program at Kapi‘olani Community College. This program is but one aspect of the Certificate of Professional Development of TESL Teacher Training, which was recently approved by the chancellor of KCC.

 

Following KCC’s existing structure, the program will be administered by both the A.S. Non-credit Program and the ESOL Program:

 

Š      The program details will be organized primarily by the A.S. Non-credit Programs Office, which is responsible for organizing international programs of this nature at KCC. Since this program is an add-on to the Non-credit Program, the Non-credit Coordinator, who is an 11-month staff member, is not factored into the budget.

 

Š      The program will be coordinated primarily by the Intensive ESOL Program Coordinator, who is responsible for coordinating international instructional programs of this nature at KCC. Since this program is an add-on to the ESOL Program, which will provide staff instructors, the Intensive ESOL Coordinator, who is an 11-month staff member, is not factored into the budget.

 

Š      The program will be supported by the Honda Center, which is responsible for coordinating and providing support services for international students within the U.H. community college system. Since the program will result in additional workload for the Honda Center, one staff member at a total of 60 hours over the three-week program is factored into the budget.

 

Š      The program will be taught by regular ESOL program instructors who are experienced in teacher training and knowledgeable of the curriculum. The budget for instruction is a rough estimate of instructional costs based on $1500 per credit hour plus 33% employee benefits costs. However, since instructors could include tenured faculty at different pay scales and lecturer faculty at different pay steps, and summer pay for lecturers does not include certain benefits (e.g., health insurance), this rough estimate could be considerably less or slightly higher.

 

The program includes a built-in daily lab-study component for a three-hour period each weekday afternoon and Saturday mornings, totaling 16 hours, in the I‘liahi 126 computer lab. The course instructor will hold the normal 16 office hours for a three-credit course (one hour per week x 16 weeks in a regularly-paced semester) in the lab during this same lab-study period. The lab-study component will not be instructional, and student attendance will not be mandatory – it will be strongly encouraged, however, due to the intensive nature of the program. Students will have the opportunity to complete readings, homework assignments, and computer activities in a guided, supervised environment with the technology support necessary to complete some of the required work. Because of this daily lab component, the program will require some assistance by the regular I‘liahi 126 computer lab staff in the form of set-up and take-down of the equipment and problem-solving in the event of equipment malfunction, for one hour each weekday and four hours each Saturday, totaling 18 hours.

 

The materials budget item is based on an estimate of two textbooks for each course plus photocopying and additional materials provided by the program. However, one course in the program only requires one textbook, one course requires four textbooks, and two courses require no textbooks. Thus, this figure could be considerably less or slightly higher, depending on the course of instruction.

 

The hotel budget item is based on an estimated weekly rate at the Ambassador Hotel in Waikiki, with three persons per room, totaling five rooms for three weeks. Each room is a furnished studio condo with efficiency kitchen and full bath. Weekly cleaning service is provided.

 

The meal allowance budget item is based on a hypothetical meal plan provided per person by the program, which would include continental breakfast ($3) and lunch ($6) each Monday – Saturday (12 days) in the KCC cafeteria, and continental breakfast ($3) and lunch ($6) for six additional days plus daily dinner ($10) for 18 days at the Ambassador Hotel restaurant. The additional breakfast (1), lunch (1), and dinners (2) would be covered in the receptions budget item.

 

The budget includes separate figures for the three East Asian countries that KCC has already established a relationship with: Japan, Korea, and China. The separate figures are due to the large differences in airfares between the three countries and Honolulu. All other figures are constant across the three countries.

 


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