Thomas - Prof ESL - Vancouver

Thomas

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  • Hourly rate $22
  • Response Time 24h
  • Number of students 1
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Experienced English Teacher teaching all age groups with ten years of experience teaching in both Japan and Brazil, as well as newcomers to Canada.

    • Vancouver
    • at their home

About the lesson

Here, I will give a model of a typical lesson plan for an adult lesson.

Main Aims - By the end of the lesson, learners will…
Be able to discuss what their neighbours are doing using present progressive

Lead in/Diagnostic test:
PROCEDURE:

Greet the students,

Get the students into pairs and show them one of the pictures you will pass around showing a busy scene ((concealed information) Tell them to talk to their partner and see if they can spot as many things happening as possible in the picture. Give them five minutes.
Monitor and take notes of the students during the activity.

After the activity, get some of the students to talk about some of the things people are doing in the picture.

Freer Practice

PROCEDURE:

Pick a sentence they used during the previous activity such as “He is running” (some of the students may have “he is run” or something similar) Depending on what the students have, see if I can elicit them to turn it into a proper –ing verb or present continuous phrase.
Go through some of the examples of verbs from the previous lesson.
Show them the picture and activity 2-a from American English File 1, pages 68-69.
Tell them to keep the same pairs, and work together to match the sentences in 2-a with the numbers on the picture. In the end, get the students to form groups of four and get them to share their answers with each other. Quickly go over the answers with the class if necessary.

In the end, pick the first sentence: “He’s listening to music”

Drill the stress, pronunciation (-ing), and contraction.

Writing diagnostic test:

PROCEDURE:

Get them back into their original partners.
Show them the papers from activity c on page 68 of American English File 1 and tell them to work in pairs to complete the chart.
Go over the answers as a class.

Less controlled practice:

PROCEDURE:

Split the class into two teams and tell them we will play “charades”.

Get ready a bunch of papers with the target sentences written on them, plus a few more they may know. Ask “what am I doing?” and mime the first phrase. See if they can guess what it is. Get two volunteers to stand up and come see the secret sentence. When I say “go”, they have to mime the sentence and see if their group can say the sentence.
The group that guesses first wins the point.

Continue until everyone has had a chance to go.
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In the end, different age groups respond to teaching techniques differently.
Children often have short attention spans and lower skill levels, and therefore are very visual and game heavy. Teenagers need humour and relative content to make the subject matter interesting, as they tend to be the least patient.
Adults have a lot more patience, so focusing more on the straightforward grammar and practice excercises as well as practicing free speaking is key.

subjects

  • ESL
  • English speaking
  • English reading

languages

  • English

levels

  • All Levels

About Thomas

I have had ten years of professional English teaching experience in a classroom setting for a variety of age groups. I am adaptable to teaching in either classrooms or one on one lessons.
Having had ten years of overseas teaching experience, I believe empathy, friendliness, openness, and adaptability to different cultures is key.
One should also focus on adapting one's style to different settings. Children will need more engagement and visuals while adults tend to have more patience for straightforward grammar and conversation practice.
Presentability and approachability is key to any classroom environment.

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