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In unit 4 I learned that during English lessons students should be expposed to new language, understand the meaning, it's construction and be able to practice and produce it, and to be able to achieve this effectively the ESA methods are a great tool and will help use reach our goals in class. New language includes new vocabulary, grammar and functions and eventhough, there isn't an established use of wich ESA method we should use to teach each one of them. It is important to understand that the use of a straight arrow ESA, a 'boomerang' method or a 'patchwork' method will depend on the circumstances in class, the students, the class level, the activities, etc.
Vocabulary should be taught according to the appropriacy to the students, the activity, the frequency of the language and the teachability, students need to be aware of the meaning, the use, the grammar structure, the spelling and pronunciation of the learnt vocabulary.
When teaching gramatical structures, it is also important for students to understant the meaning, it's use and the forms.
When teaching language functions (like inviting, agreeing, disagreeing, etc.), appropriacy is important (formal and informal forms, etc.)
In conclusion, the ESA method will help us to achieve our objectives for our students when teaching new language; for vocabulary, for grammar and for language functions.