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TESOL Videos - Lesson Planning - Part 2 - What does a lesson plan contain?
So, the document itself needs to contain some general information about the class, for example the name of the teacher, the date and time of the lesson, what level of class is being taught and in what room, how many students are we expecting, this is important, when we've got things like photocopying and materials to do, what is the context of the lesson, in other words, what is the lesson actually about, what vocabulary or grammar point is this lesson covering and sometimes it's also useful to write out what the focus of the lesson is. So, in effect, the context of the lesson is telling us the grammar point, for example, that might be the present continuous tense, whereas the focus is telling us how we're going to go about teaching it. Another example to illustrate this: Let's imagine that we were teaching a starter class about color. Then, our focus could be the way in which we're going to teach them about color. So, we could be using clothes or we could be using fruit and vegetables. So here, the context would be color and the focus would be fruit, vegetables, clothes or whatever.
Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.
Knowing the particular part of speech may help students to be able to make grammatically right sentences. Firstly, it requires them to be careful with the word position which the can be practiced by writing . As they know the structure, they will be able to communicate without big issuesI felt that I have learned all of the important components of the typical English sentence such as indefinite, definite articles, transitive verbs, and adverbs. The name of these components are the parts of speech and, from what I have learned, they are the building blocks of a sentence.This unit was beneficial as it provided in depth examples and procedures in different methods and ways of teaching English. It aids with the understanding of what will help run a smooth informative lesson. I found this unit to be much easier than the 'past tense, and present tense units'.