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Daily English
Beginner level

Description

This week, the learner will learn and practice "greetings, goodbyes, needs, feelings and daily expressions". The learner will learn via mirroring and observing the teacher in the beginning and will be expected to improve and use the target language on his/her own by the end of the week. They will begin by greeting each other and try to plan their day using the target language. Friendly words will be used to build up the conversation such as "coffee, cinema, "brand names; eg: Zara", theatre, and so on. The learner will also be using gestures to describe a need (eating, going, drinking, and so on) and the teacher will provide the lexis accordingly. They will spend minimum 2 hours a day, doing various activities in the city to practice the target language. Later on, the student will be asked to record a video journal at the end of the month to talk about what he/she learned, liked, disliked, where they went and visited and what they did as his/her final assessment; "Dear Diary" (the video option is for beginner levels and for students who are not interested in writing).

Materials

Abc Objects and places around
Abc The Outdoor Surroundings

Main Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice via casual conversation in the context of "wants, needs and daily activities".

Subsidiary Aims

  • To introduce and provide clarification of common words and phrases that are used in everyday speech.

Procedure

Warm Up (1-10 minutes) • To activate student's schemata and build the context

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.

Lead In (1-20 minutes) • To set lesson context and create a bond with the Target Language

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.

Exposure and clarification (1-30 minutes) • To concept check and to further prepare the student for the following activity.

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.

Highlight (1-20 minutes) • To prepare the student to study and use the Target Languge

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.

Production (1-40 minutes) • To allow the student to use the Target Language

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.

Assessment • Final Project - Dear Diary / Hear Me Out

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.

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