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TESOL Videos - Coursebooks and materials - Worksheets and workcards
Next, a couple of issues surrounding the use of worksheets and workcards. Firstly, these types of materials can either be bought or they could be made by yourself. Very often many of the book series that we use will have workcards in their teacher resource book. Worksheets and workcards are very useful because they can act as a prompt to introduce an activity or topic. They can also be used for role plays and one of the things you need to be aware of when making worksheets and workcards yourself is that you need to make them durable. So whenever you create a workcard, if you put it on some hard backing and then put it inside some cellophane or covered plastic just to make them durable then those types of workcards and worksheets can last for years. So examples of worksheets and workcards we may have in our teachers resource book is quite possible that we may have some worksheets actually given inside there and workcards that we can use as activity sheets and things like games. This is an example of snakes and ladders that we can use with our students to create language. So worksheets and workcards are very very useful.
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In the Unit 3: Theories, Methods and techniques we are learning on the approach, methods and techniques in English Language Teaching. These are among some of the most common teaching methods, Grammar-Translation, Audio-Lingualism, PPP (Presentation, Practice and Production), Task-Based Learning, CLT (Communicative Language Learning, CLC (Community Language Learning), The Silent Way, Suggestopaedia, Lexical Approach and etc. Where the best methods is depends on the teachers and the various factors like the student cultures and backgrounds. Yet, in 1982 Jeremy Harmer has discovered and introduced an effective teaching method, the ESA ? Engage, Study and Activate which consists all the factors and advantages of the methods mentioned above. One of the significant component in the ESA approach is to asked elicitation questions, which had been considered the best strategies to get learners to respond. Whilst, the Straight Arrow, Boomerang, and Patchwork ESA lessons provides a great guidance for the lesson planning ensures the learners outcomes and productions at the end of the class with the ideas and activities references. Lastly, getting feedback from the students for assessing and the correction techniques is an important stage which shouldn?t be overlooked. Providing or obtaining ongoing feedback in the class enable the teachers on evaluating the progress for both the students and themselves. Providing the correction methods and techniques, a teacher can correct the mistakes students made and able to encourage for the self-awareness and improvements.