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    • CELTA – Language Skills Related Assignment
    • Read your centre’s rubric carefully
    • What does this task ask you to do?
    • Make your own materials Real world task
    • Work for the teacher Rewarding Tailored to learners
    • Authentic materials What??!
    • Newspaper articles
    • Magazine articles
    • Menus/ brochures
    • Song lyrics
    • Video clips
    • What aren’t authentic materials?
    • Three parts
    • Choose your materials Devise and describe receptive skills tasks Devise and describe productive skills tasks some background reading
    • Consider the group One of the TP groups that you teach on the course?
    • Interests
    • Level
    • Length
    • Learners’ needs
    • Timetable fit
    • Don’t forget to include a copy of the material!
    • Reading Listening
    • Do some reading about receptive skills
    • A bottom up approach A top down approach Skimming Scanning Looking at text organisation/ genre Listening/ reading for gist Listening/ reading for specific information Sub-skills
    • Task type Short answer True/ False Cloze/ Gap fill Detecting mistakes Summarizing eg.
    • Be specific Include your tasks as you would give them to the learners
    • Writing Speaking
    • Do some reading about productive skills
    • Sub-skills Fluency Accuracy Pronunciation Intonation and connected speech Using different genres/ register Turn-taking skills Using discourse markers Text organisation – paragraphs/ topic sentences
    • Task type eg.Speaking  Discussion on issues arising from the text  Role-play based on the scenario Writing  Using the article as a model  Responding in writing
    • Again, be specific Include your tasks as you would give them to the learners
    • Using a text as a context for grammar and vocabulary work is a useful thing to do… BUT …it is NOT what is asked for in this assignment
    • Background reading
    • Ur. Penny A course in language Teaching Hedge, Tricia Teaching and Learning in the Language Classroom
    • Nuttall, Christine Teaching Reading Skills in a Foreign Language
    • White, G. Listening Hedge, T. Writing Grundy. P. Newspapers
    • Common reasons for resubmission
    • Text is not appropriate • Too difficult • Too easy • Too long • Content not likely to appeal
    • Tasks designed for grammar or vocabulary NOT for skills practice
    • Specific tasks are not included
    • Lack of reference to background reading
    • G c !
    • Thank you! jo.gakonga@elt-training.com