ESL TEACHING METHODOLOGY“Presentation, Practice andProduction”
TEACHING METHODOLOGYChoosing a teaching methodology willmake the process of teaching English as asecond language (ESL) easier and morerewarding for you and your students, andincrease the likelihood of success.
THE THREE MOST COMMON STAGES IN TEACHING METHODOLOGIES FOR ESL. Presentation Practice Production
PRESENTATIONPresentation is presenting the current language lessonto the student. It involves the building of a situationrequiring natural and logical use of the new language.This is the first (andperhaps most crucial)stage to the language learningprocess, as it usually has aprofound influence on the stagesthat follow and governs whetherthose stages are effectiveor not.
PRESENTATIONS SHOULD HAVE ATLEAST SOME OF THE FOLLOWINGFEATURES: Meaningful memorable and realistic examples logical connection; context; clear models sufficient meaningful repetition "staging" and "fixing" briefness and recycling.
PRACTICEPractice is the middle stage to communicativelanguage teaching through activities that require themto speak English., but exactly that - the "middle"stage. Practice helps students in the progresstoward mastery of the concepts presented.
PRACTICE SHOULD HAVE AT LEASTSOME OF THE FOLLOWINGFEATURES: Practice should be clear and understandable. It should also be directed toward promoting a considerable degree of confidence in the students. Practice should be carefully laid out that looks "attractive" to the eye will generate the students motivation.
PRODUCTIONThe Production Stage is the most important stage ofcommunicative language teaching.Successful Production is a clearindication that the languagelearners have made thetransition from "students"of the key language to "users"of the language.
EXAMPLES: role-plays debates discussions problem-solving, narratives descriptions quizzes and games
Presentation, Practice andProduction, or PPP as it is called, isone of the most common teachingmethodologies for ESL.