In the Unit we learn about which are the different methods and techniques that can be used with in our lessons, additionally how and when to make corrections to students as well as for the most part students should be able to learn the language and figure it out for themselves with little interruption from the teacher, unless needed...
Unit 5 covered managing classes; eye contact, gesture and voice, grouping students, classroom arrangement, the balance between TTT and STT, giving instructions, establish rapport and maintaining discipline...
I have come to see the uses of authentic materials
1 They are real and therefore more interesting and motivating
2 Students gain confidence when they understand them
3 They can be geared to the interests of a particular group of students
Also creating materials like:-
Word search puzzles
Gap fill activities
Pictures stories plays vital role in terms of teaching materials
I also learn to not rely on cause book to be the only solution to everything but to try new ideas and vary ones activities
Adapt following the learning situation of his or her class...
Teaching themes can be done through a range of methodologies, namely; case studies, frameworking, problem based learning, use of games, computer aided language learning and though using Speech Act Theory...
This unit and its advice about advantages and disadvantages of the course book use have confirmed what I've been doing with my students - on one hand there's a ready and mostly easy to use material, grammar and listening, everything adapted to the students' level, yet often they find some exercises or listening/discussion topics boring, which I have to substitute with other authentic materials that are more appreciated...
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