HOW TO FINISH YOUR EFL LESSONS EFFECTIVELY
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On the TEFL course you undoubtedly spent some time considering the different stages of your lessons. No matter if you are utilising PPP or another structure, the important elements of planning your EFL lessons remain the same. First the topic is introduced. Then there is a focus on language, including presentation, practice and consolidation. There may also be time for revision.
As you can see, there is definitely a focus on the middle of the lesson – the meat of the lesson. There is consideration for the beginning of the lesson. This is important to prepare and motivate your students for the lesson to come. But not much thought is given to the end of the lesson, even though it is just as important part of the lesson as any other.
Why it is important to finish your EFL lessons well
The end of your EFL lessons should be just as well-planned as any other part of the lesson. The end of the lesson serves to provide an end to the lesson. It should be logical and conclusive. If there is no definite end to the lesson, your students will miss out on a perfect opportunity to round off their learning session. They will miss out on time to reflect on their learning since the beginning of the lesson. If the end of the lesson is rushed or omitted, the language learnt during the lesson may not be as consolidated as it could have been.
How to finish your EFL lessons effectively
To avoid these issues and to make sure you finish your EFL lessons as well as you start them, here are a few helpful hints.
- Don’t introduce anything new at the end of the lesson. It’s not fair to introduce a question or a cliffhanger at the end of a lesson, unless you expect your students to do research for homework. Leaving your students hanging will only create frustration – and it is highly unlikely they will remember the question for the next lesson.
- Ask What have you learnt? Give your students some time to reflect on their learning in the lesson. Elicit keywords and ideas from the class to provide a gentle reminder of the content they have learnt or done in the lesson. This will provide them with a sense of accomplishment and act as motivation for their learning.
- Allow time for students to recap the lesson in pairs. It can be easier for students to chat to a partner than in front of the whole class and pairwork ensures all students are involved.
- For Young Learners, incorporate a goodbye song into every lesson. This will signal to the learners that the lesson is coming to an end.
- If you have written your lesson aims on the board at the beginning of lesson, take a minute to go through them again, reminding your students when they achieved each aim.
- Take 10 minutes and do an error correction session on errors that were made throughout the lesson. As you focus on each error, relate them to the lesson so this acts as a recap as well as error correction.
Lesson planning can seem like a tiresome business, but it’s a necessary part of your everyday life when you are a TEFL teacher. Just remember to focus on the end of your lesson as much as you do the rest of the lesson.
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In the following circumstances, you have the right to require that ELEARNING FUTURES LTD securely deletes or destroys your personal information:
- If the personal information we hold about you is no longer necessary for the purposes for which we originally collected it.
- The processing is based on consent – if you have previously given your consent to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD collecting and processing your personal information, and you notify us that you withdraw your consent. Please note: withdrawing your consent does not mean the processing of your personal data which occurred before the withdrawal was unlawful.
- We are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes, and you want us to stop.
- If you think ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has processed your personal information unlawfully.
If you think any of the above situations apply, we may ask you for an explanation and further information to verify this.
Right to object to processing
You have the right to object to the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD processing your personal data in the following circumstances:
Personal information used for direct marketing
If we are using your personal information to send you direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time. If you exercise this right, we will stop processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes. However, we may keep your information on a “suppression list” to ensure your information is not added to any marketing lists at some point in the future.
Automated decision making and profiling
- ‘Profiling’ is the automated use of personal data held on a computer to analyse or predict things that have a legal effect, or other similarly significant effects, on the individual. Examples would include economic situation, health, personal preferences or interests and location. You have the right not to be subject to a solely automated decision (that is, a decision made electronically, with no human intervention), and this may include profiling (although there is no general right to object to profiling). If you are concerned the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has made a solely automated decision about you, you can object.
- Please note, ELEARNING FUTURES LTD is allowed to carry out automated decisions with no human intervention where you have given your explicit consent to this processing (although you have the right to withdraw your consent).
- We are also permitted to make automated decisions with no human intervention in the following circumstances:
- The automated decision is necessary to enter into, or perform a contract, or complete a contract involving you and the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD.
- The automated decision is allowed under a law passed at the European Union level, or at the level of the European Union or EEA member state level (i.e., is allowed under national law). The law will provide safeguards to protect your rights and freedoms.
However, you still have a general right to object in both of the above circumstances, providing reasons why you think the processing is having a negative effect on you. If you do object, we will carefully consider your reasons, and decide whether to review the decision-making process in your specific case.
Right to data portability
- If you have provided your information to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD, you have the right to request and receive a copy of that information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
- You also have the right to ask us to send the information we hold about you to another organisation.
- There are some situations in which the right to data portability does not apply. For further information, please contact us.
Exercising your rights concerning the processing of your personal information
If you wish to exercise any of the above rights concerning the way in which we process your personal information, please contact:
Risk Management Team
ELEARNING FUTURES LTD,
21-22 Old Steine,
Email: [email protected]
Your right to complain to a national data protection regulator (data protection supervisory authority)
- If you think we have processed your personal information unfairly or unlawfully, or we have not complied with your rights under GDPR, you have the right to complain to a national data protection regulator.
- Complaints about how we process your personal information can be considered by the data protection regulator.