To provide clarification of language used for English varieties in the context of Pidgin English
To provide detailed listening practice using a text about pidgin English
Procedure (35-43 minutes)
Using the smart board the teacher shows the students map of where English is an official language. Then sts are asked to discuss the following questions: -Why is English spoken in all of these countries? Given that it originates in England? -When did people in these parts started speaking English? -Do they speak the same English? What differences do they have? -What is pidgin English?
Sts watch the video about pidgin English. Before they lesson they are provided with simple questions they have to answer while listening. -What is pidgin English? -Where is it spoken?
Sts are asked to answer more specific questions about the video. -Where did pidgin come from? -How did it evolve? -What does "you likee" means in English? -Why is pidgin important for the people who speak it?
Sts are asked to discuss in pairs the following questions. After that they share with the whole group their ideas. -Is pidgin English? why? -Is pidgin inferior to Standard English? why? -Do you think that pidgin the same as Dunglish?