Types And Purpose Of ESL Lesson Plans
ESL teachers are expected to have lesson plans to supplement the experience, competency and training they have so as to assist their learners to achieve their learning objectives both in the long-term and daily. The concept and content of the lesson can be well understood by students if their teachers carefully drafts a lesson plan. To achieve success in any business or an athletic race can be foreseen if there is continuous research.
It is important to have ESL lesson plans and this cannot be overemphasized. With the ESL lesson plans teachers are able to anticipate the correct strategies and anticipate the mood of the student. Needless to say that any teacher that goes to class without proper preparation is detrimental to students and the teachers as well.
Cases of underperformance will be reported if teachers do not prepare properly by the students, superiors and peers.
It is a complete waste of time, effort and money if all the resources are available and there is improper class management. There may not be any motivation and performance may be poor if students and teachers are not in good co-existence. Dependability on the teachers and professionalism will reflect if there is a lesson plan in place.
ESL learning has three types of lesson plans and teachers can use any provided the students understand. PPP which is presentation, practice and production is on such lesson plan, TTT, test, teach and test again is also another and finally TBA which is Task based approach.
The most recommended of the three types of is the PPP presentation, practice and production as most ESL educators have recommended it.
PPP helps in teacher centric presentation of the concepts of a new language, the total involvement of both students and teachers and the student centric production of the language concept. For the students to understand the lesson concepts, the teacher spends most of the time of the lesson explaining the language concepts.
The recitation conversations are graded hence the students are expected to participate. The teacher in this case is just a moderator and student participation is about 60-70 percent.
In the production phase the student involvement is above 90 percent. At the end of the lesson, the students should expect feedback from the teacher who was monitoring their progress in the lesson. At this stage, the students are expected to be very comfortable with the concepts of the new language and can fluently and accurately communicate with it. Depending on the student response, teachers are encouraged to try out the online materials available since the promoters are also available to help them.
It is good to try out the various ESL learning plans and teachers are also encouraged to even modify, combine and optimize them where possible. A lesson plan that is carefully drawn out as compared to the rigid fixed type of teaching.