Writing Simple E-mail
Adult new Immigrants at CLB level 4 level
Students employ methods of writing a simple E-mail.
Students establish a habit for the student to check E-mail and communicate with E-mail
Students can apply and use information in new situations.
Students need to compete an E-mail in-class activity.
Students understand Email culture in Canada.
Procedure (54-55 minutes)
Warm-up Questions: 1. Do you already use E-mail? If yes, How often do you check your E-mail? 2. Why do you think E-mail is important in current society? E-mail Culture in Canada Email is an important method of communication that is fast and free. A lot of important announcements are sent by E-mail from our school. (I will discuss the importance of checking E-mail in Canada and share my personal experience of the result that because I did not check E-mail in the morning, I was locked outside of the UW building for the day I thought we have class, but the school shut down for maintenance. )
Review: Vocabulary and Phrase from last Class
Let students share their thoughts of What are the important elements in an E-mail and the teacher will fill them in the PowerPoint. After students shared their thoughts and the PowerPoint blank is filled in, the teacher will explain the details of the E-mail structure with the template. Ask if anyone has any questions, if not, the teacher will move to the next step.
The teacher will divide the students into Group A and Group B. The students in group A need to write an E-mail to a teacher asking for help. -You forgot when is the deadline for a homework and you would like to confirm with your teacher. The students in group B need to write an E-mail to let their teacher know they cannot attend today's class. -You have a class at 10 am tomorrow, but you feel sick and cannot attend tomorrow’s class. Please write an E-mail to your teacher and let he/her know that you cannot attend the class and the reason.
The teacher will put the students from Group A and Group B in pairs and let them do a peer review for the E-mail. Checklist: -Subject line -Name of the recipient -Greeting -Introduction -Main content -Your name -Is the message conveyed clearly? After the review, a discussion will start. Students will let each other know what the strength of the E-mail is and if there are any improvements they can make. The teacher will walk around, listen to the students, and help them with any vocabulary or questions.
Homework will be given: Before this class end, the teacher will ask the student to send the teacher a short Email to introduce themselves a little so that the teacher knows each student's email address and links the address to each student. This aims to provide an opportunity for students to practice the task language.
The teacher will provide the in-class activity and homework feedback in the following class. Next