To provide accuracy speaking practice via casual conversation in the context of "wants, needs and daily activities".
To introduce and provide clarification of common words and phrases that are used in everyday speech.
Procedure (5-120 minutes)
The teacher will begin immediately with simple greeting phrases and will allow the student to respond in his/her first language in the beginning to test out how much spoken language the student can understand and answer. Allowing the student to use his/her first language will only be allowed during the beginning of the lesson in order to break the ice and make the student feel more secure.
The Teacher will mime the actions such as "hello", "let's go", "stop", .. and encourage the student to copy and use it back in their conversations as well. The option for the teacher to chose to understand the first language of the student is only for the beginner levels who has none or very little English.
The Teacher will stop understanding the student's first language and will not respond at all unless both parties communicate in English. The teacher will then start modelling sentences regarding daily routines and ask questions related to it via adjusting the tone of the spoken language to make the student realize he/she is being asked a question. The student will be expected to answer in simple English such as "yes, no, .." and will later be asked to come up with one sentence by his/her own.
The Teacher will mimic and point at concept related objects or places and the student will try to name the action or the place. The student will also be able to ask, point or mimic an action or a place to visit to the teacher, so that the teacher can exemplify and the student can mirror the lexis or the phrase in the future.
The teacher will propose playing a mimicking game where the student will guess the action while they are continuing their daily activities. Using the surrounding, the teacher will mime an action such as "drinking coffee, hello, let's go, are you hungry, .." and the student will be expected to at least say one word from the related lexis and will aim to make a sentence or more by the end of the day.
This is the assessment stage where the student is expected to create a project called "Dear Diary" or "Hear Me Out" by the end of the course. "Dear Diary" is where the student keeps a diary and writes down what he/she liked in general, the activities he/she did, the places he/she visited and what he/she liked or disliked along with the reasons why. The aim is to practice written English and to be able to assess what is learned so far or where the problematic areas are. "Hear Me Out" is a project in the same concept of "Dear Diary", the only thing different is that the student will be speaking instead of writing.