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This unit covers the different types of teachers can use, specifically categorizing them in this case is authentic and non-authentic. A teacher must use a combination of these, both to practice and focus on language skills using non-authentic (perhaps even if level disparity is an issue amount the class), and authentic to practice real world skills. Also, by using authentic material, we imbue confidence into the learners, which generally further improves their communications skills going forward.
It is also important to realize how to create a detailed and comprehensive lesson plan. At first, this may seem tedious, but it is an important part in creating a lesson that will run smoothly and preemptively addresses any problems that may arise. As a teacher becomes more comfortable in delivering and planning lesson, the use of this written lesson plan may not be as necessary, as effective teaching routines are developed.