Lesson Planning · Teaching & Learning

Teaching–Learning Structure for Productive and Receptive Skills, Part I

I have written before about Lesson Planning. I have talked at length about constructing learning objectives here and here, and I have given some ideas for a function-based approach to lesson planning. In that last article, I advocated for beginning the planning process with focus skills and practical functions in mind. In this short series, I… Continue reading Teaching–Learning Structure for Productive and Receptive Skills, Part I

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Choosing Focus Skills

I have written before about the importance of having a strong learning objective when you plan a lesson. The learning objective that I describe was built upon three pillars, Knowledge, Skills and Context. Here, I’m going to write a little more about how we choose and use our skill focus. When teaching a language, there… Continue reading Choosing Focus Skills