UNIVERSIDAD DEL CALDAS Maestría en Didáctica del Inglés Language Learning Resources Instructor: M.A Edgar Alirio Insuasty
Language Learning Resources TASK DESIGN PROJECT Lina María Perdomo Losada .
To promote student´s interaction through the development of authentic communicative tasks
To integrate different communicative skills to help students improve their English Level
Rationale It is important to develop the four communicative skills in any specific course. It is necessary to work on different activities which help learners achieve the course objectives. Even though, there are not many opporutnities in class to work on speaking and listening activities due to time constraints. This task design project is intented as an opportunity to encourage student´s to listen songs and practice speaking in real situations.
Students´ Profile There are 16 students in this group. They are between 21 to 25 years old. They study system Engineer and they show motivation in the classes. It is a heterogeneous group and their motivation varies from one student to another.
CONTEXT Institution: Corhuila University Language level: IV level ( students from Ingenieria de sistemas, IX semester Skills: Listening, reading , speaking and writing. Hours per week: 3 Number of the students: 16
WEAKNESS As students come from different backgrounds all of them have their own weaknesses and strenghts. But I have percieved during the development of the course a strong weakness in speaking and listening mainly
This task has been designed by allowing for the task components proposed by Nunan ( 1991):
Task Listen a newspaper article and a song
GOAL To listen a newspaper article and a song by learning the past tense.
Reading Burglars´Friend HEADWAY 3
Song Hotel California You tube video
Listen an article
Correcting the mistakes
Talking about you
Listen a song HOTEL CALIFORNIA
TEACHER´S ROLE: Facilitator
STUDENTS´ ROLE: Listeners and task performance
SETTING INDIVIDUAL: Students will listen individually the newspaper article and the song PAIR WORK: Students talk to a partner about themselves GROUP WORK: Students play the game into two groups
TASK Listen a Newspaper Article
Students listen a short newspaper article related to a burglary.
Then, they have the scripts to help them understand the news
Students underline the verbs in past.
Later, the students will remember the present tense of the verbs and they will discover what the unit is about.
ACTIVITY Correcting the mistakes Students will listen some sentences related to the article they listened and they will correct the mistakes. Here, teacher introduces how to make negatives sentences. L-,-,-,.-jnmg,nkjvndjvnjdvjdcnjv Example: They will listen: Russell woke up at 2 o´clock. Correction He did not wake up at 2:00! He woke up at 3:00
Activity Talking about you Ask and answer these questions with a partner. Make more sentences using the Past Simple. What did you do … ? Last night Last weekend On your last vacation
ACTIVITY Listen a song “ HOTEL CALIFORNIA” As a reinforcement student will listen a song and practice the past of the verbs
ACTIVITY Guessing Game The class will be divided into two groups. Teacher will say a verb in present, students will do the action of the verb and the group will guess what the verb is by telling a sentence
COMMENT The previous tasks were designed and some were adapted bearing in mind the content of the textbook “ American Headway 2 “ unit 3 titled. It all went wrong, which is the textbook selected to teach that level.
REFERENCES Nunan, David, 1991. Designing tasks for the communicative classroom. Oxford University Press