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Action Plan in English

Doongan Ilaya National high School

ACTION PLAN
in

ENGLISH
a guide to teaching English

A MANUAL FOR TEACHERS OF ENGLISH IN DOONGAN ILAYA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL Series of 2012

melvin ochinang • jenifer sarmiento

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Action Plan in English

Doongan Ilaya National high School

Who this paper is for Action Plan in English is a practical guide for teachers of English. It contains tips and suggestions for the English classroom that are suitable for the newly qualified teacher working in a language school, as well as the experienced teacher working in secondary education. Action Plan includes the Doongan Ilaya National High School English Class Department Lesson Plan and Teaching with Technology. It also includes material adapted from other sources including the various English e-books, the ESL Study Guide downloaded videos and podcasts from the internet. However, this Action Plan in English is independent of those productions and is a free standing guide and resource book for anyone who might have to teach an English language lesson in primary to tertiary learners.

What this paper is about This paper covers the subject of the English language lesson – what to put in it, how to plan it, and how to put that plan into action. There are three sections: Planning, Action and Glossary. Planning In Planning we cover the main principles of English Language Teaching and look at the basics of lesson preparation. We consider how to put those plans into practice in the classroom. Action Action is a tool box of practical activities and a guide to classroom practice. There are examples of different types of exercises and how to exploit them in your class. Action also includes information and advice on using a range of technology in your lessons, from the tape recorder to the computer. Glossary The subject of English teaching, as with most professions, contains terminology which is specific to the subject. Where possible we have tried to avoid using this jargon in Action Plan for Teachers – however, the Glossary section at the end of the book provides examples and explanations of terms and expressions which are frequently used in the field of English Language Teaching. Wherever a word is underlined, you can find a clear explanation of that term in the Glossary.

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Action Plan in English

Doongan Ilaya National high School

PLANNING
“The best teachers are those who think carefully about what they are going to do in their classes and who plan how they are going to organize the teaching and learning.”1 In this section of Action Plan for Teachers we will be considering some universal principles of classroom practice and how they can be applied to the preparation of effective English language classes. In Pre-planning, we will be looking at the following questions: o o o o o What should go into an English language lesson? What is a lesson plan? Why is planning important? Do you need to plan if you have a course book? What are the principles of planning?

In Planning a lesson, those principles are put into action in a model plan for different stages of an actual lesson. o o o o o o o Aims and concepts Contexts and marker sentences Starting a lesson Presenting new language Controlled practice Freer (less controlled) practice Finishing the lesson

Pre-planning What should go into an English language lesson? Every lesson is unique and is made up of different stages. Lessons can focus on grammar, vocabulary, reading or writing. They may contain listening and speaking activities and concentrate on introducing new language items or on revision. The actual content of any lesson will depend on what the teacher aims to achieve during the lesson, the students and the teaching situation. However there are some ideas that can be considered for every lesson. Students who are interested in, involved in and enjoy what they are studying tend to make better progress and learn faster. As teachers, it is...
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