Productive and Receptive Skills in the ESL Classroom - Why do we speak?

 

So, we'll focus first of all on a speaking skills lesson and perhaps a starting point for this would be to ask a question which is: Why do we speak to each other? The reason that it's important to ask ourselves this question is that whatever answers there are to this should be present in our lessons. So, why do we speak to each other? Well, there are a multitude of answers to that but when you boil them all down to their essence, they probably actually come down to one or two things. We communicate to each other by speaking because of either a need. We need something. We want something or a desire to achieve something.


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This Unit explains teaching Vocabulary, Grammar and Functions to students. The Unit discusses ESA (previously covered in Unit 3). ESA (Engage, Study, Activate) is discussed as applicable to teaching vocabulary and grammar in a classroom. Some helpful techniques are offered to teachers.IT HAS BEEN A DIFFICULT RIDE BUT IT'S COME TO AN END. LEARNING ABOUT LESSON PLANNING. I HAVEN'T STUDIED THIS BEFORE SO IT HAS BEEN A LITTLE HARD. BUT THE LESSON HAS BEEN GREAT. AS ALWAYS PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. I WILL DO MY BEST TO KEEP USING THESE LESSONS TO BETTER MY TEACHING CAREER.I have learned in this unit that, to be an effective teacher possess knowledge in all aspects of learning, sensitive in different culture, and in student's capacity in learning. It is very important, as a teacher to have a good working knowledge and a good listener to it's sorrounding.


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