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TESOL Videos - English Grammar -- Present Perfect Continuous -- Teaching Ideas 3 -- Pay for English Teachers
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In this unit is covers the productive skills, speaking and writing. We are told that the teacher must create the need to communicate within the students. Many students are reluctant, due to: -lack of confidence -Fear of making mistakes -Lack of interest in the topic -Cultural reasons -Pear pressure -Previous learning experience We are then told of techniques to encourage interaction: -Pair work -Group work -Controlled and guided practice before fluency activities -Making activities purposeful -Students preparation time, before speaking With regards to writing skills, we are taken through the factors that influence it: -Handwriting: this may present a challenge to students. Handwriting is very much a personal thing -Spelling: this is made difficult as many words that are pronounced the same are spelt differently -Punctuatuion: this could cause problems if the rules of their first language are different to those of English. Some languages have different Punctuatuion and some don't have any at all. -Creative writing: creative writing should be encouraged. Poetry, stories, plays ect. In this unit we are also given lesson examples and refrences to games that can be used in lessons.