ESL Lesson Plans: Choosing the language to teach

ESL Lesson Plans: Choosing the language to teach

๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฐ๐ž ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฎ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ž ๐ญ๐ž๐š๐œ๐ก.
Often the second and fourth lessons that we write, are working with language and pre-teaching the necessary terms that your Sts will hear in the video lesson (lesson three) and read in the article (lesson five in premium LPs).

๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฆ๐ฌ ๐๐จ ๐ฐ๐ž ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž-๐ญ๐ž๐š๐œ๐ก?
The million-dollar questionโ€ฆhow many terms to teach? Well, this is up for a lot of debate. Weโ€™ve spoken to a number professionals about it, looked in countless course books and we came up with a (not-so-exact) answerโ€ฆ
It depends.
The number? On average, around 8 terms (not words). We tend to teach lexically, therefore the terms we teach are often chunks of language.
We want you, as teachers, to be able to teach them well without time constraints, and we donโ€™t want to overload the Sts either.

๐—ช๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ž ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž?
We go for great language found in the video and reading lessons that Sts will ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐›๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ฒ see elsewhere too - ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐›๐ฅ๐ฒ see. We donโ€™t choose crazy fancy words that people rarely useโ€ฆ we choose terms that give a balanced and accurate reflection of English as it is used today.

โญ๏ธโ€œ๐˜ˆ๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Œ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด, ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐Ÿฝ,๐Ÿป๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿถ% ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ท๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜Œ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ.โ€ Macmillan.

We also decide if the more obscure ones are needed for comprehension or can we just bung them in a glossary? We want our Sts to end up as autonomous learners, they need to become au fait with picking up their phone and finding out those odd ones - I mean I still do that (weโ€™re all learners!)

So, yea, we tend to go for those words theyโ€™ll probably see elsewhere not possibly.

The exercises we go for? Wellโ€ฆInstagram only allows me to write 2200 characters at a time, so, weโ€™ll cover that another time.

๐Ÿฅ‚p.s. as a teacher - a glass of wine is helpful, just for good measure.

๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฆ๐ฌ ๐๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐Ÿ๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ž๐š๐œ๐ก? ๐‹๐ž๐ญ ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ ๐›๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ.

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