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Integrated skills

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Integrated skills

  1. 1. INTEGRATED SKILLS GOWER, G. Teaching Practice. Ch.5: Developing skills and strategies.Miss Wanda Yáñez / Docente USS
  2. 2. What is language learning? O Not only acquisition of language. O Not just something we learn about. O Rather, a set of skills, something we learn to do. O So, students need meaningful and interactive practice in the skills, in order to learn to USE the language.Miss Wanda Yáñez / Docente USS
  3. 3. Language skills Listening Reading Speaking Writing Receptive skills Productive skills  Classroom Techniques for Receptive skills are often similar.  Productive skills lessons also share many similarities.Miss Wanda Yáñez / Docente USS
  4. 4. O In real life, language skills never occur in isolation. O In conversations, we listen and speak. O When filling in a form, we read and write. O When taking notes, we listen and write. O Often the use of one skill leads on naturally to another. O We see a film, and we talk about it later.Miss Wanda Yáñez / Docente USS
  5. 5. How can you integrate skills in a lesson? O As in real life, skills are integrated with one activity leading on to another:Miss Wanda Yáñez / Docente USS
  6. 6. Example 1 A lesson for intermediate level students, based on a newspaper article. Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Ss read the newspaper T introduces article and Ss could write a topic, Ss say complete tasks: letter to the what they know editor in and discuss what Reading response to the they could find in comprehension, article, or write a the article. vocabulary similar article development, etc SPEAKING READING WRITINGMiss Wanda Yáñez / Docente USS
  7. 7. Example 2 A lesson for lower level students about finding accommodation. Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Ss read a Ss complete Ss listen to a Ss write a newspaper some tasks: short piece of letter to a advertisement, conversation friend focusing on Roleplay / between the describing informaion gap some of the activity with a landlord and their new flat. special possible telephone someone vocabulary conversation with being shown the landlord (asking questions and round the flat. making an appointment to see the flat) READING SPEAKING LISTENING WRITINGMiss Wanda Yáñez / Docente USS
  8. 8. Why is it useful to integrate skills? O It allows for the practice of Lg. as in the real world. O Integrated lessons are more satisfying for learners. They offer more variety O One single topic can be fully explored, and vocabulary can be practised and recycled. O The same context or text can be used for another activity, so the teacher does not have to waste time setting up something new.Miss Wanda Yáñez / Docente USS
  9. 9. Practical Work O Get into groups of three students. O Talk about your “Proficiency” or “Text & Use” lessons that you’ve had during the first week. O Describe one of those lessons, stating clearly the stage, the activity and the skill developed with each activity. (As in slide #7) O Once finished, share your lesson with the rest of the class.Miss Wanda Yáñez / Docente USS

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