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Learning Languages
Elementary level


In this lesson, the ss will learn about learning languages. They will use their background knowledge and new vocabulary to talk about languages. They will listen to an audio and answer a number of questions before they freely use the acquired vocabulary to discuss their preferences.


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Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, ss will have practiced speaking in the context of learning languages to develop their fluency while they're having a conversation.

Subsidiary Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, ss will have practiced new vocabulary and reviewed what they already know.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T will ask the ss to match the official languages to their countries (The Netherlands, Switzerland, Tanzania, Iran, Iceland,Brazil,and Thailand). Next he/she will give them a minute to figure it out and tell them that they can use their phones to help them with the answers. Follwing this, the T will show them the answers and ask them the following questions: 1.Do you know any of these languages? Which would you be most likely to learn? Why? 2.Which language do you think would be the hardest to learn? Why? Which would be the easiest?

Pre-teach vocabulary (8-10 minutes) • To teach key vocabulary to help the students complete the following task

The T will ask the ss to match the words and phrases in bold to their definitions (slang, master, pick up, rich vocabulary, fluency, challenging, alien, complicated). Demo: Teenagers use a lot of slang that I don’t understand: What does it mean? (is it a, is it b,..) The T will ask the ss to check their answer in pairs and then feedback. Then he/she will do the pronunciation (drilling) and form for the vocabulary and phrases that the ss are not familiar with: (Teenagers use a lot of slang that I don’t understand, It took me four years to master Spanish, It’s easy to pick up,...)

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through listening

1. T will hand out the ss an exercise to Listen to the conversation and answer the questions. Demo: While they're listening to the audio they will answer the first question together. Feedback: The T will ask them to check the key answers under the table. 2. The T will ask the ss to fill in the gaps of the dialogue with the wrods from exercise1. Demo: In the beginning I could hardly say a word, but now my..........is pretty good. What's the missing word here? (fluency). Following this they pair check and feedback (ppt).

Productive Task(s) (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

The T will handout stripes with 10 questions to the ss to choose randomly one stripe and discuss it together in pairs then while minggling: 1. What English slang do you know? Where did you learn it? 2. Does your language have a rich vocabulary? Do you know any words in your language that don’t exist in English? 3. Are there any alphabets that seem completely alien to you? Would you ever want to learn one? 4. What is your motivation for learning English? 5. Do you think learning a foreign language should be mandatory at school? At what age should foreign language learning start? 6. Have you ever had to get by with just a couple of phrases in a foreign country? How did you feel? 7. Have you ever felt embarrassed when speaking another language? Why? 8. What foreign words have you picked up when travelling abroad? 9. What is more important for you: speaking confidently or speaking accurately? Why? 10. At what level, will you be satisfied with your fluency?

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

The T will pay attention to the ss mistakes while they're talking and correct them after they finish the conversation with the whole class.

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