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