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TESOL Videos - Productive and Receptive Skills in the ESL Classroom - Productive Skills Overview
This presentation is going to cover the teaching of productive skills. To start with, if we think about the way in which you learnt your first language, most of us go through a particular process. Firstly, we listen to those around us, after that first silent period of listening to other people, then we start to make utterances. Having learned to speak to a certain extent at least, we then go on to learn how to read and to write and this process that we go through is actually covering the four skills that we're trying to teach our English students. So, we have listening, speaking, reading, and writing. If we group those skills into their different types, then the two skills of reading and listening are known as receptive skills, whereas the skills of speaking and writing are known as productive skills. In this session, we're going to focus on the production skills and have a look at how to create a lesson for that.
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Classroom management is the skill of organising and managing the class and maintaining discipline. One of the most important means to achieve this is the teacher. Some of the useful tools a teacher can use to help with the management of the classroom are his eyes, gestures and his voice. Grouping of students must also be considered. There are three types of grouping arrangements teachers can use; wholegroup, individuals and pairwork/groupwork. Each group has its own advantages and disadvantages. Grouping students is likely to depend on the class size and type of activity needed for the lesson and it is good to be flexible to create as much variety as possible to allow enough opportunity of students talk time. Throughout the use of any activity, teachers should take into consideration the use of student?s name. It can be used to get the attention of student, to acknowledge the student, and to indicate who should respond. The name of the student should be put at the end of the question, to keep the whole class alert. The way in which to organise the position of the students and the teacher is important in classroom management. Arrangement of the classroom depends on the space available, age of the students, materials available, nationality, and student?s personality. To vary the seating arrangements, some issues should be considered; the teacher-student relationship, classroom