Productive and Receptive Skills in the ESL Classroom - Game Example 'Jeopardy'
The next example of a game that we can adapt very easily for classroom use is the game of Jeopardy and in this particular game, what we can do is to have a set of levels for our questions, I'd say one through five, where one is going to be the easiest example and five is going to be the most difficult and then, in each of these sets of boxes, we can have various grammar points, such as tenses, perhaps modals, vocabulary and maybe even conditionals. So what the students can do is they can pick a particular topic first of all and within that topic, they can pick the level of the question that they want and then we can have a set of cards that have been created to fit into these slots and we can ask them that question at that level. So, a very simple adaptation of the game jeopardy as a very good revision game for our students.
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The group of students that usually need special attention to are beginner student.
There are five groups of beginner student.
These beginner students come with their own unique sets of challenge.
The absolute beginners are students without any prior knowledge of English at al.
The false beginners are students that might've studied or exposed to English, but did not retain much of the languag.
The adult beginners usually decided to learn English on their own, therefore they will usually be highly motivate.
The young beginners may lack motivation because they are not the one that decided to learn English on their ow.
However, they tend to pick up the language much easier than the adult counterpar.
The beginner without previous knowledge of any Roman alphabet will need lots of initial work on their basic literacy skill.
They need more attentions on their reading and writing skill.
Depends on the teaching arrangements, we need to adapt how we teach the studen.
When teaching an individual student, we need to establish what they want, what are their strengths and weaknesses early o.
Communication with the student is important to foster a trusting relationship, it will help with their personal learning and character growt.
When teaching a group of children, it is best to teach in an engaging and entertaining manne.
They are innately curious and most likely to experiment with word.
We need to be careful with our pronunciation and makes sure they can hear it clearl.
Always respond with positive attitudes to celebrate their effor.
When teaching to business people or English with specific purposes (ESP.
We need to make sure what is the client's employment, so we can prepare ourselves before the lesson.
Again, like teaching an individual student, we have to make sure what they want, what are their strengths and weaknesses early on regardless of the class structur.
When teaching a group of business people, we need to communicate amongst them to find out what area of topics they have in common, what other specific topics they wish to cove.
it is also useful to exchange contacts with the students(or their parents if we're teaching children) for any occurrence that might stop them from attending the clas.
Early communication can let us prepare or adapt when the situation rise.
As a teacher, we need to prepare sufficiently and accordingly to the group of student.
Be aware of their needs, be fair and be gentl.
Learning are best achieved in a positive environment, and teachers are crucial in creating such an environmen.