Choose a topic or unit that your students may find interesting, and one that is at an appropriate level or adapt the curriculum to better fit their level. Sample production activity Carrying our example lesson through the final step, you can now let your students craft a short story or presentation involving the many things they have in their own home. This means that some of the skills we will be equipping you with may feel a little alien at first, but your experience will not prove to be a hindrance. Giving answers to worksheets — 2 minutes 8. Be sure to think about the suitability of the activities for your particular country and group of students, not only for level but for cultural relevance.
Teaching non-English speakers your language is an exciting privilege that you will never forget. Print several questions and typical responses on separate index cards, shuffle them, and distribute them. This is important and all those who cheat will be disqualified. If you have other curriculum, you may also be able to select a unit from a book. The next class will begin with a discussion of their results. The winning team is the one that completes all of the questions first without having an answer that disagrees with both other teams.
On FluentU, all the videos are sorted by skill level and are carefully annotated for students. Students should be from cultures that allow group competitions. What did I do last weekend? Have two stacks of cards ready with parts of speech written on them, and ordered in such a way that they could make a logical sentence article, noun, verb, pronoun, noun, preposition, article, noun. Concentration This is a variation of the popular game where students have to find matches between two cards that have the same thing printed on them. The added difficulty to this game is that they have to find pairs in logical order of a sentence. Pass around currency from other countries. Generally, you would try to let your students speak 65% of the time, with you jumping in now and again to point out anything new or answer any questions that may arise.
Elicit what the picture is depicting e. After the running dictation activity, your learners will have to write out the sentences in their correct order. No matter what happens, remember to leave 2 minutes for a quick review. If you bought them in a department store, touch your nose. For example, you might teach cooking, , medical terminology or animals.
Introducing the Present Continuous Tense Introduction 5 min. So in the case of likes and dislikes, we might give the students individual worksheets where they have to fill in some part of the dialogue and the name of a food. The first stage is the presentation of an aspect of language in a context that students are familiar with, much the same way that a swimming instructor would demonstrate a stroke outside the pool to beginners. Students talks to teacher about their holiday. Stephen Seifert is a writer, editor, professor of English and adventurer. Teams get a point for each word that fits into the appropriate grammatical group and fits into the sentence.
The winning team is the one that completes all of the questions first without having an answer that disagrees with both other teams. Presentation P1 will be the tip of the pyramid, practice P2 is in the middle and production P3 is the base. If the material seems difficult, give them five minutes to work with their neighbors, then ask. This talk can be achieved by simple rule of nature. It's often useful to circulate around the room and take notes on common mistakes. Definitely faster and more concentrated if one needs to be thorough.
What is the colour of banana? I give students lots of sentence halves and in pairs they try and match the beginnings and ends of the sentences. It will open in a new window in Word. Make sure to do feedback on all the activities. So how do you go about planning for a class? Lesson planning can be stressful. Elicit where these sights are found and why they were built — teacher assists students if they have never seen or heard about a site before.
If you are able, ask your contact for more tips and insight into what your students have learned previously, what would they like to learn or practice with you, and what that might look like. Everyone needs time to practice material on their own. You will be there for any problems or questions, keeping an eye out for any areas that you may have missed in your presentation—which happens from time to time. The runner runs to various points of the classroom wall where you have blue-tacked various cards with sentences on them. Write down student's name and activities on the chart. A great, fun and material-rich lesson will keep your students encouraged to learn more and build their confidence as English speakers. Letting your students join forces and tackle practice activities together is also a great technique.
Circulate to help and to check tense use. Write chart on the board. Make sure that you always do feedback and that all of your students can benefit from what writing activities you do. Teacher talks to student about their holiday. You may change your settings at any time. Materials: Lists of new vocabulary, pictures of models with different styles taken from local magazines and newspapers, worksheets with surveys, index cards with questions.
They take a lot of time to create, and it is possible that your projector will not work that day. Give the class 15 seconds to memorize it. Some by the way the material is seen, others by the way it is heard, and others if it is associated with a physical movement perhaps. Back at your desk, figure out what went wrong and decide what to change. Practice: Include the specific activities you have planned and attach any handouts related to them to the lesson plan.