English Language Teaching Methods

| January 11, 2016

Title A: Justify and critique a lesson you have designed and taught.
The main purpose of this essay is demonstrate your ability to justify the underlying theories
and principles you used in guiding the design of the lesson you have taught for the peer
teaching assessment. You should 1) clearly state the overall teaching objective of the
lesson, i.e. what exactly your group expect your students to be able to do at the end of the
lesson in line with ‘Can do’ statement(s) at the B2 or C1 level of the CEFR, and reasons
for choosing the stated teaching objective; 2) briefly describe the overall teaching
approach and organisation of the lesson; 3) but concentrate on explaining and justifying
aims and designs of the activities you have taught, and connections between your activities
with the rest in the lesson to enable students to complete tasks as expected; 4) critically
evaluate the part you have taught, reflecting on ideas or techniques you have applied and
discussing possible modifications as well as learning to teach. Remember to cite relevant
theories and principles to support the argument of your design, and you may find Richards
and Rodgers’ (2014) Figure 2.1 ‘Summary of elements and sub-elements that constitute a
method’ a useful guide. Attach your lesson plan and teaching materials (including
worksheets) in the appendix for the assessors.
If you can identify a specific aspect or a problem concerning a language skill or language
point, you might find easier to complete this assignment.

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