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 backgrou...
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...
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 ski...
Task type
eg.Speaking
 Discussion on issues arising from the text
 Role-play based on the scenario
Writing
 Using the a...
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 thi...
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
CELTA Language Skills Related Assignment
CELTA Language Skills Related Assignment
CELTA Language Skills Related Assignment
CELTA Language Skills Related Assignment
CELTA Language Skills Related Assignment
CELTA Language Skills Related Assignment
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

CELTA Language Skills Related Assignment

7,439

Published on

Tips on the CELTA Skills Related Assignment. For a free, voiced over presentation of this, go to www.elt-training.com

Published in: Education

CELTA Language Skills Related Assignment

  1. 1. CELTA – Language Skills Related Assignment
  2. 2. Read your centre’s rubric carefully
  3. 3. What does this task ask you to do?
  4. 4. Make your own materials Real world task
  5. 5. Work for the teacher Rewarding Tailored to learners
  6. 6. Authentic materials What??!
  7. 7. Newspaper articles
  8. 8. Magazine articles
  9. 9. Menus/ brochures
  10. 10. Song lyrics
  11. 11. Video clips
  12. 12. What aren’t authentic materials?
  13. 13. Three parts
  14. 14. Choose your materials Devise and describe receptive skills tasks Devise and describe productive skills tasks some background reading
  15. 15. Consider the group One of the TP groups that you teach on the course?
  16. 16. Interests
  17. 17. Level
  18. 18. Length
  19. 19. Learners’ needs
  20. 20. Timetable fit
  21. 21. Don’t forget to include a copy of the material!
  22. 22. Reading Listening
  23. 23. Do some reading about receptive skills
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. Task type Short answer True/ False Cloze/ Gap fill Detecting mistakes Summarizing eg.
  26. 26. Be specific Include your tasks as you would give them to the learners
  27. 27. Writing Speaking
  28. 28. Do some reading about productive skills
  29. 29. Sub-skills Fluency Accuracy Pronunciation Intonation and connected speech Using different genres/ register Turn-taking skills Using discourse markers Text organisation – paragraphs/ topic sentences
  30. 30. 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
  31. 31. Again, be specific Include your tasks as you would give them to the learners
  32. 32. 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
  33. 33. Background reading
  34. 34. Ur. Penny A course in language Teaching Hedge, Tricia Teaching and Learning in the Language Classroom
  35. 35. Nuttall, Christine Teaching Reading Skills in a Foreign Language
  36. 36. White, G. Listening Hedge, T. Writing Grundy. P. Newspapers
  37. 37. Common reasons for resubmission
  38. 38. Text is not appropriate • Too difficult • Too easy • Too long • Content not likely to appeal
  39. 39. Tasks designed for grammar or vocabulary NOT for skills practice
  40. 40. Specific tasks are not included
  41. 41. Lack of reference to background reading
  42. 42. G c !
  43. 43. Thank you! jo.gakonga@elt-training.com
  1. A particular slide catching your eye?

    Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

×