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TESOL Videos - TESOL TEFL Reviews - Video Testimonial - TEFL Video Journal - Week 3
This is what one of our TEFL graduates feels he has gained from the course, or a part of it, and how he plans to put into action what he has learned.
In this unit we considered the principles of how we as humans acquire our L1 and L2, and how those are fundamentally different. With that being said, acquiring an L2 should be as close a process to how we acquired our L1 as possible within the classroom setting. Teaching children from 5 to 9 is different than teaching students from 9 to 13. Attitudes, likes and dislikes, as well as brain development, change very rapidly through childhood and this should be taken into account when designing lessons for different age groups. "In this unit, I learned I need to consider ages for effective lessons as well as I learned the differences in L1 and L2 learning acquisition. Since the 5-9 year old group(G1) and 9-13 year old group(G2) have different character traits and likes and dislikes, teachers need to take them into account for making lesson plans and delivering lessons. It is also important and necessary for teachers to think about the seat arrangements depending on what types of lessons they are going to go to make their lessons as effective as possible."