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Writing about my_career

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Writing about my_career

  1. 1. WRITING ABOUT MY CAREER.AIM: To write a short text about my career.MATERIAL: Model (Being a Language Teacher), Dictionary, textbook.PREPARATION Read the text below and analyze its organization.: BEING A LANGUAGE TEACHERBeing a language teacher is a very demanding but at the same time a very rewarding career. If you areopen, if you love travelling, learning about cultures, and helping others you will definitely enjoy this job.There are different fields where a language teacher can work. First, you can work for differentinstitutions such as schools, universities and language institutes; you can also be a private tutor.Furthermore, a lot of institutions offer teachers the opportunity to travel abroad and participate inexchange programs to study and acquire a wider cultural vision.Now, being a language teacher demands lots of qualities and responsibilities. You have to be patient,caring and objective. You have to prepare classes according to students´ needs and the institutionrequirements. Besides that, you have to teach all English skills to promote effective communication. Inaddition, a language teacher has to introduce students into the cultural aspects of the English speakingcountries. On the other hand, a university language teacher does not have to deal with parentsmeetings and extracurricular activities such as talent shows, bingos and school fairs.To sum up, I would say that being a language teacher offers you lots of chances to meet and helppeople who are interested not only in a language but in cultural aspects.Activity 1. Answer the following questions about the text above.What is the first paragraph about?__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________What is paragraph 2 about? Explain. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________What’s the last paragraph about? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Copyright © 2010. Universidad de La Sabana, Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures. English Language Program. . Writing about my Career.Created by Hernández, L. (2010). All Right Reserved, No part of this material shall be reproduced, transmitted, distributed or commercially exploited,except with express written permission from the copyright holders. Enquiries for permission to reproduced all or parts of this material should bedirected to fld@unisabana.edu.co
  2. 2. Activity 2:BEFORE WRITING:Think about the reasons why you chose the major you are studying at this moment.__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Revise vocabulary: Now, revise if you know all the vocabulary you need to describe yourcareer.Characteristics of being a______________ : __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Fields I can work:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________My duties and responsibilities: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Activity 3. Plan your composition: Organize the information in a coherent way, so you mustdefine the outline. You must determine what you will include in paragraph 1, in paragraph 2and so on. This is a possible model for your composition.TitleP1. Introduction, general information about your careerP2. Opportunities you have (where you can work, what you can do)P3. Duties and responsibilities (What you must and/or have to do, as well as what you do nothave to do)P4. ConclusionWHILE WRITINGDefine the title, the information you will use in the INTRODUCTION, the body and theconclusion.Use all the elements mentioned previously for writing your compositionCopyright © 2010. Universidad de La Sabana, Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures. English Language Program. . Writing about my Career.Created by Hernández, L. (2010). All Right Reserved, No part of this material shall be reproduced, transmitted, distributed or commercially exploited,except with express written permission from the copyright holders. Enquiries for permission to reproduced all or parts of this material should bedirected to fld@unisabana.edu.co
  3. 3. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Copyright © 2010. Universidad de La Sabana, Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures. English Language Program. . Writing about my Career.Created by Hernández, L. (2010). All Right Reserved, No part of this material shall be reproduced, transmitted, distributed or commercially exploited,except with express written permission from the copyright holders. Enquiries for permission to reproduced all or parts of this material should bedirected to fld@unisabana.edu.co
  4. 4. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________AFTER WRITING1. Read the text: As you finish, read your text, try to focus your attention on mistakes you usually make, for example spelling, overwriting, punctuation, repetition of verbs, or connectors. Etc.2. Revision: Use these questions for evaluating your article. Did I start all sentences with capital letter? Did I finish them with period? Did I use commas properly? Did I correct spelling mistakes? Did I use a few adjectives? Did I repeat the same verbs or connectors over and over? About the content concentrate on these questions. Did I give a title to the article? Did I provide relevant information? Was the information clearly related? Was the information coherently developed? Did I repeat information? Was the conclusion according to the purpose of the text?3. Write the final draft: Based on the answer and the analysis of mistakes, you are ready for writing a final version.4. Follow up: show your paper to a classmate, teacher or tutor. Listen to their comments and make the final corrections.Copyright © 2010. Universidad de La Sabana, Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures. English Language Program. . Writing about my Career.Created by Hernández, L. (2010). All Right Reserved, No part of this material shall be reproduced, transmitted, distributed or commercially exploited,except with express written permission from the copyright holders. Enquiries for permission to reproduced all or parts of this material should bedirected to fld@unisabana.edu.co

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