Job Application Lesson
To provide gist/scan and detailed reading about applying for jobs.
To provide students with job application writing skills.
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
Teacher will put three photos on the whiteboard and elicit students to tell whats going on in the pictures. The teacher will engage students and limit talking only to clarify and set the context. Students will learn that Tania is a friend who works in an ice cream shop and is looking for a job as a waitress making coffee in a coffee shop.
Students will get the first version of the text. They will need to answer a gist question alone and then check with their partner. The teacher will correct on the board. Then students do a detailed reading task and they check with their partner when they're done. The teacher makes corrections on the board.
The teacher will write the lexis words on the whiteboard and other words students had trouble with. The teacher will explain the meaning and write the meaning on the board. Next the teacher will have the students open the paper and their task is to do a scan reading to see what is different about the two texts. The teacher explains to the students that the first one wrong because it's informal and the right way to write a job application is the second one.
The teacher writes a model version of the writing task ahead for the students. Next students write their own job applications and when they're done they will come and read them to the class. The teacher makes a note of the common mistakes that matter to the lesson.
After teacher has monitored them during the task, and sees students are all done and at the very end gives the whole class feedback and makes corrections.