The presentation stage of an ESL lesson plan
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As a trainee or novice ESL teacher, the use of the so-called ‘three P’s’ (PPP) teaching methodology will be very useful for preparing your lesson plans, and as you know: a good lesson plan is the first step towards a good ESL lesson.
The PPP methodology consists of three stages: the presentation stage, the practice stage, and the production stage. A simplistic description of the methodology is as follows: in the presentation stage, the ESL teacher introduces and teaches the subject that the students will be required to master.
In the practice stage, the students engage in exercises and activities based on the subject taught in the first stage: this will be done with the guidance of the teacher. In the production stage, the students engage in exercises or activities based on the taught subject without the guidance of the ESL teacher. Since this article is concerned only with the presentation stage here are four important points that you, the trainee or novice ESL teacher, should consider when developing the presentation stage of your lesson plans:
1. What motivational devices can be used to encourage interest in the subject? Motivation is especially important when grammar lessons are being taught: one possible way of motivating the students is by teaching it in the context of an interesting text.
2. Is it best to present the subject orally or in written form? You will invariably find that the use of both forms is the best approach. Listening work should be done using the three-stage method: pre-listening (preparation, and relevant vocabulary), while-listening (the students do the listening), and post-listening (feedback and follow-up activities).
3. What teaching aids should you use to improve the presentation? This will depend on the teaching objective of the lesson: videos, CDs, and mp3 are recommended for speaking and listening work; texts illustrating the different registers would be appropriate for writing work; texts could also be used to illustrate the actual use of grammar structures, and realia – objects from real life.
4. What should you do if the majority of your students don’t understand? This is the worst scenario. You have spent ages preparing, but the majority of your students just don’t seem to ‘get it’. If you find yourself in this situation: move onto the practice stage and walk around the class helping the students individually. Don’t spend ages in front of the blackboard in a determined effort to get them to understand; this could result in a complete waste of time – and an embarrassment for you. Although you won’t have to write out detailed presentation planning notes, you should write a few notes (based on the points above) to help you when actually teaching the class.
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- 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.