Emergent Syllabus
                                      “My World” topics


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"My World" - Topic List (Emergent Syllabus)

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A sample simulation plan for teachers to teach with an emergent syllabus. See www.avatarlanguages.com/teaching/guide.php#emergent

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"My World" - Topic List (Emergent Syllabus)

  1. 1. Emergent Syllabus “My World” topics Personal Situation Impersonal Activity Preparation/Homework Potential Learning Equivalent Points My commute to work Local transport Student describes journey to Student thinks about topic, Describing routines, Routes, places, work: likes/dislikes; route; considers what to talk about. especially with adverbs of curiosities alternative routes; interesting time… events and sights. Student ‘researches’ by taking “every day I take the train” photos, recording sounds, finding “I always buy a paper” Class discussion follows online maps (of transport network student’s introductory or of streets), finds locations in Expressing preferences, presentation. Google Street View, investigates especially with timetables, comparatives… Student can bring in props, “I prefer the train because photos, or prepare Student writes introductory text, it is faster” introductory text for lesson. finds new words and phrases. My holidays & travel My dream holiday As above. Props: holiday As above. Talking about the past; Recent vacations photos, maps, menus, likes/dislikes; souvenirs My work/office My dream office or As above. Props: photos (of As above Describing places; People, interior, the office of the office/view/location/people), conditionals (what student exterior, location future plan, objects on desk would change); Suggested “My World” topics My food My wardrobe My country My family history My neighborhood My personality My home My childhood My favorite book/song/movie/show on TV My work/office My youth My heroes My hobbies My best friend My evenings, weekends and free time My vacations and travel My vehicle/transport My school Visit http://www.avatarlanguages.com/teaching/guide.php for further resources. Avatar Languages Page We are an online language school offering private classes in English, Spanish and other languages. Find out more about our innovative teaching at 1/1 www.avatarlanguages.com

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