TEFL - LESSON PLANNING AND CULTURAL AWARENESS
You will need to write a lesson plan for a 45-minute-long lesson based on one of the options listed in the table below. The lesson objectives and levels are provided as well as some information on assumed knowledge to help get you started on the right track. Please select one option.
1- Hobbies; Objective: To learn vocabulary of popular hobbies and to review adverbs of frequency; Some assumed knowledge: Present simple and present continuous (positive, negative and question forms), adverbs of frequency (often, sometimes, etc); Level: Elementary
2- Travelling by train; Objective: To be able to understand a timetable, make enquiries at the Information Office and buy a train ticket; Some assumed knowledge: Present simple question forms, numbers, times (4:30, 10:15, etc); Level: Elementary
3- Comparisons; Objective: To be able to compare objects and people, to learn the comparative form of adjectives; Some assumed knowledge: A range of simple adjectives (one-, two- and three-syllable ones); Level: Elementary
First write a pre-plan. Remember to fill each box. Please copy the level and objective from the table above. Please also copy the assumed knowledge, but you can add more to it.
Preparation and aids
Now write a lesson plan for a 45-minute-long lesson on the chosen topic in the space provided below. Click here to remind yourself of the model structure for a lesson plan. To pass this task, make sure each stage of your plan includes an activity description, the type of interaction, and the timing.
1. Warmer. Play pictionary using the words taught in the previous lesson. S-S 5 minutes
Describe how you would use one common game in your classroom. Do not use those listed in module 11. Briefly answer the following questions:
1. What language point would you practise?
2. How would you play the game?
3. What would be the level of your students?
4. What would be the age of your students?
5. How much time would the game take?
6. At what stage would you use it in the lesson?
7. How would you give instructions?
8. What would be the seating arrangements?
You want to revise vocabulary of animals (bear, dog, fox, crocodile, etc) at the end of a week. Choose a suitable game to do that and plan a 30-min lesson based around the game. Continue the pre-plan below:
Age: 7-8 (young children)
Timing: 30 mins
Objective: primary objective - to consolidate vocabulary of animal names; secondary objective – to practice basic grammatical structures
Target language: no new language is taught
Assumed knowledge: twenty common animals have been taught in the last week; students know basic structures: “This is a…”, “These are…”, “I can see…”, “I have…”, and personal pronouns.
1. Now you write the following:
1. Anticipated problems
3. Preparations and aids
2. Write a step-by-step plan of your lesson. Look at the example plan (p6) in module 11 and note the staging.
Stage 1. Activity. Interaction. Timing.
Stage 2. Activity. Interaction. Timing.
How would you introduce your students to the culture of an English-speaking country? Please describe an activity which would help them learn more about the country and increase their cultural sensitivity. You may use one of the activities mentioned in the module, however please provide specific details about the way you would organise the activity in your class. (Write about 150 words)
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