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  • 1. English as foreign language Teaching procedures Unit/Lessons plans “Pleased to meet EU” Comenius project Introduction I.C. “V. Mennella”- Lacco Ameno - Italy The Planning paradox * (…if we pre-determine what is going to happen before it takes place, we may be in danger not only of missing what is right in front of us but, more importantly, we may also be closing of avenues of possible evolution and development) A plan (mental structure) might be just the map we need initially. New teachers, especially, need maps to help them through the landscape. The lesson is a proposal for action in classrooms which are dynamic environments. The lesson is an interactive event in which people react with each other and with the language. In normal teaching we may modify the proposal for action.* Jeremy Harmer “the practice of English Language Teaching”, Pearson Longmann Editor by prof. G.Iacono
  • 2. English as foreign language Teaching procedures “Pleased to meet EU” Comenius project I.C. “V. Mennella”- Lacco Ameno - Italy Stages in learning unit1. Presentation (video/dialogue/photo story/web page, advertisement)2. Oral practise (Communication activities)3. Grammar and written practice (Grammar activities)4. Expansion (Integrating skills) by prof. G.Iacono
  • 3. English as foreign language Teaching procedures “Pleased to meet EU” Comenius project I.C. “V. Mennella”- Lacco Ameno - Italy 1. Presentation stage (Communication activities)a) Pre-listening activities: “what is seen in the picture”; “what is kwown about the setting and characters”; “what can be inferred”; “what can be hypothesized”;b) Listening/watching video: discuss, answer to the listening/watching pourposes;c) Predicting the utterances of the listening/video clip: “who speaks…”; “what does he/she do/does”;d) Listening/watching and repeatatione) Reading out loud the utterancesf) Reconstruction of the listening/video clipg) Drammatization (lively and playful atmosphere) by prof. G.Iacono
  • 4. English as foreign language Teaching procedures “Pleased to meet EU” Comenius project I.C. “V. Mennella”- Lacco Ameno - Italy 2. Oral practise (Communication activities)Structures and functions presented are practised intensively;Activities as a kind of communicative function;Students become aware of real use of the uterances.Activities: Pair work – group work; Listening and speaking; Information gap, etc. by prof. G.Iacono
  • 5. English as foreign language Teaching procedures “Pleased to meet EU” Comenius project I.C. “V. Mennella”- Lacco Ameno - Italy 3. Grammar and written practice (Grammar activities)Discover how the language works.Sections of grammatical note followed by written exercises.Aims: Provide practice in applying the rules; Make it possible for students to concentrate more on language use; Understand the mechanism of the language. (no use of this stage/section for testing learning). by prof. G.Iacono
  • 6. English as foreign language Teaching procedures “Pleased to meet EU” Comenius project 4. Expansion I.C. “V. Mennella”- Lacco Ameno - Italy (Integrating skills - Transfer stage)Linguistic material presented earlier in the unit is made use of again, together with previousmaterial learned with previuos units.Aims: Language activities to practice skills (listening, spoken production, spoken interaction, reading, writing); Abilities in organizing oral and written discourse, predicting language, negotiating meaning, correcting each other’s mistakes.a) Listening activities (vocabolary and structures not strictly controlled; global meaning to grasp);b) Speaking activities (oral production and interaction with linguistic material previously learned. Problem solving, crosswords, word puzzle, songs, games);c) Reading activities (scanning, skimming, questionnaire);d) Writing activities (graded exercises, letter, e-mail messages, brief report, summery);e) Pronunciation (intonation, stress, etc.);f) Vocabolary work (Awareness of words meaning: puzzles, crosswords, matching exercises). by prof. G.Iacono
  • 7. English as foreign language Teaching procedures Lesson plan “Pleased to meet EU” Comenius project (an example) I.C. “V.Mennella”- Lacco Ameno - Italy 50 min. Target and cultural item Level: Elementary (A1 CEFR) Functions: - Learn how to ask and give personal informations; - Express feelings; - Locate things; - Greet people Presentation stagea) Pre-listening: look at video/photo story, characters in the book/interactive board; possible questions to know more about the characters;b) Watching video clip without sound;c) Predicting the utterances of dialogue/video;d) Watching the video with sound on;e) Reconstructing the dialogue/video;f) Reading the dialogue;g) Listening and repeating, line by line;h) Dramatizing;i) Comprehension – True/false activity by prof. G.Iacono
  • 8. English as foreign language Teaching procedures Lesson plan (an example) “Pleased to meet EU” Comenius project 1 hour I.C. “V. Mennella”- Lacco Ameno - Italy Target and cultural item Level: Elementary (A1 CEFR) Functions: - Learn how to ask and give personal informations; - Express feelings; - Locate things; - Greet people Oral practice stage (Communication activities)1. Give personal information: name and occuation a) Listening: complete tables with names and occupations from a list; b) Spoken interaction: ask and say infos on previous characters.2) Express feelings a) Listening and complete cards. 3) Locate people a) Listening and locate things with cards (where’s…” “It’s on/in the…”).4) Greet people a) Writing greetings on cards with characters saying greetings b) Listening song “Hello, goodbye” with greetings to write and complete the song. The other stages/sections GRAMMAR…… and EXPANSION (Integrating Skills) next… by prof. G.Iacono
  • 9. English as foreign language Teaching procedures “Pleased to meet EU” Comenius Evaluation Form project My Lessons I.C. “V.Mennella”- Lacco Ameno - Italy (Presentation and Oral Practice stages) Questions AnswersWas the lesson interesting? Rather YesWere the objectives of the lesson clear and easy to understand? Did Yesyou understand the objectives?Were the teachers instructions clear and easy to follow? YesDid you know what to do?Did the tasks suit your level of advancement? Rather easyWere the tasks easy or difficult ? Too fastDid you like the pace/rhythm of work during the lesson(s)? (For the pair works and dramatization more time to plan)Was the atmosphere friendly and encouraging to work/learn English? Yes YesWere all the students involved in the distribution of tasks? (The students liked dramatization and singing activities very much)Did you work efficiently/ participate actively in the lesson(s)? Rather YesWere your efforts and contribution appreciated in any way? YesWould you like more such lessons? YesWould you change anything in the lesson? Yes (More time on drama and pair works activities) by prof. G.Iacono
  • 10. English as foreign language Lower Secondary School Evaluation/Assessment “Pleased to meet EU” Comenius Level A2 CEFR project Students age: 13/14 I.C. “V.Mennella”- Lacco Ameno - ItalyEvaluation Performances descriptors score - Extensive and good knowledge of the language morphosyntactic structures and the differences between their own and other cultures. 9-10 - Excellent coherence and consistency in the use of language in oral and written production and interaction - Relevant development of linguistic and communication competence - Very good knowledge of the language morphosyntactic structures and the differences between their own and other cultures 8 - Very good coherence and consistency in the use of language in oral and written production and interaction - Good development of linguistic and communication competence - Good knowledge of the language morphosyntactic structures and the differences between their own and other cultures 7 - Good coherence and consistency in the use of language in oral and written production and interaction - Almost good development of linguistic and communication competence - Uncertain knowledge of the language morphosyntactic structures and the differences between their own and other cultures 6 - Sufficient coherence and consistency in the use of language in oral and written production and interaction - Sufficient development of linguistic and communication competence - Incomplete knowledge of the language morphosyntactic structures and the differences between their own and other cultures 5 - Modest coherence and consistency in the use of language in oral and written production and interaction - Poor development of linguistic and communication competence - Full of gaps knowledge of the language morphosyntactic structures and the differences between their own and other cultures 3-4 - Poor coherence and consistency in the use of language in oral and written production and interaction - Very poor development of linguistic and communication competence by prof. G.Iacono
  • 11. English as foreign language Lower Secondary School “Pleased to meet EU” Comenius Language Competences project Level A2 CEFR I.C. “V.Mennella”- Lacco Ameno - Italy Students age: 13/14Evaluation score Laguage skills In familiar contexts he/she communicates with one or more partners. He/she compares in writing 9-10 the stories of events and personal familiar experiences. He/she says opinions and explains the reasons to maintain the coherence of the discourse. He/she understands the main points of simple written messages in standard language. In oral interaction he/she says his/her ideas in simple and clear way. 7-8 Deals with family situations to meet the needs of a concrete type and can understand basic information about him/herself, family, shopping, local geography, employment. Describes aspects of his/her life and environment with simple vocabulary. Asks questions to get basic informations. Writes short personal texts. 6 Can understand and use familiar daily expressions. Presents him/herself, does questions about personal informations. Writes about known places. Knows how to fill in forms with personal informations. Writes postcards and short texts. by prof. G.Iacono
  • 12. Competences Certification “Pleased to meet EU” Comenius Final State Exam project I.C. “V. Mennella”- Lacco Ameno - Italy Lower Secondary school Students age: 13/14All studied subjects certification chart Link to the Certification file by prof. G.Iacono