Posts Tagged ‘dictation’

Draft of a schedule for English language (1st term)

17 October 2015

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irina jogg

Schedule / Planning

1st term

Subject:esl 2

*upload answers to certain exercises on moodle

October 19-23: lesson 3, audios 2, practice file 3, words, notebook, reader, verbs, conjugation, how to download a podcast**, no cell phones**, orals 1-2, exercises, translation, sms, test 10m

October 26-30: lesson 4, audios 3, orals, words, notebook, PPa, reader, flash-cards, verbs, numbers, role-playing: telephoning**, essay, basics, dictation

November 2-6: lesson 5, audios 4, words, notebook, verbs, practice file 3, practice file 4, role-playing:interviewing**, translation, sms, control 20m

November 9-14: lesson 6, audios 5, words, notebook, verbs, reader, role-playing:saying numbers**, PPa, orals, essay, basics, flash-cards, dictation, collect notebooks 5m

November 16-20: lesson 7, audios 6, words, notebook, role-playing:small talk**, numbers, orals, basics, translation, flash-cards

November 23-27: audios 7, words, sms, basics, essay, reader, dictation, PPa, translation, role-playing:spelling names or company names**, control 20m

December 1-4: exam 30m

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Notepad- Notes for a new exam (teacher´s notes)

23 February 2014

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moleskine 2

February 23rd, 2014 .-Sunday 

-include dictation or audios (podcasts)

-pick out an interesting text and make questions on content

-ask students to fill in a random list of words providing them with the first 2 or 3 letters

-choose a topic for writing related to the selected text (40-50 words)

Give me five … or twenty-five

28 April 2013

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                           Imagen

Comment this picture, write an essay of around 30 words, listen to this audio, pay attention to grammar, do these exercises, worksheets, write the past form of some verbs, dialogue, what would you do in a specific daily situation, read aloud, read in low voice, Parallel Papers (review of basic points in grammar, press cutting, vocabulary lists, reminders, et cetera), translate these Short Messages into English, translate this paragraph into Spanish, enter and participate in Moodle, do a dictation, read a Graded Reader, do some pages in the workbook, do an International Exchange, write some articles for the fanzine at school, create a Twitter account and tweet something in English, work with the textbook, use Functional language in and out of the classroom, draw a cartoon following the instructions of your teacher, write a letter or email to a penpal

Teach & test

19 December 2012

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One girl, Penélope C., was asked to draw her classroom and two students writing sentences on the board. This is what he did. The guy on the left must be me ;-)

One girl, Penélope C., was asked to draw her classroom and two students writing sentences on the board. This is what he did. The guy on the left must be myself 😉

I have just tried a different type language test from a new different teaching style. My focus is mainly on meaning. I want my students to understand what they are doing.

Among other activities in the test, the students must complete English words from which they are provided one or two initial letters and their Spanish meaning. We work with blocks of words by means of packs of photocopies. My students have to study and learn words and their meanings by heart.

Some of my students wrote their opinions about the new tests on a sheet of paper days ago. They confessed that some questions were not easy to understand. Also they noticed their lack of vocabulary to understand all  exercises. We both (students and teacher) must work harder with words and dictionaries.

Another point was grammar. Most students said that there was little room for grammar. And they are right, maybe I should have included a few more grammatical exercises.

The exam was too long, that´s true. There were too many exercises to do and not enough time. . This is something to be reconsidered.

The exercise on English culture was the most unpopular activity among students because they could not admit that learning the Christian name of the Queen of England or the author of Ulysses were interesting issues. On the other hand, I have the impression that they loved an exercise where they were asked to draw things such as their own desk, our classroom or their favourite gadgets, for example. (And some kids were really good at doing this).

The new tests included an English original text to be translated into Spanish language as well as short sentences to be translated into English.

There was an episode in the test named Classroom diary after our daily routines in class. I think this is important. The students see the relevance of paying attention to teachers and taking active part in class life.  There were questions on “functional language” or useful phrases and a short essay on a current topic, e.g. “write a note to your friend that you are leaving later from school” or “ advantages of having a mobile phone”.

Two more points were a reading comprehension text with questions on form and meaning and a strict exercise titled Basics focused on elementary aspects of language such as writing ordinal numbers, telling the time, listing the past participle forms of verbs, quoting all the possessive adjectives, etcetera.

Something that I have not included in these new tests was a listening comprehension text, namely a listening recording or a short dictation. I think this must be included next time.

Free style free

12 October 2012

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David Duchovny

I feel fine being unpredictable. Free style teaching language, letting students not know what is coming next, asking for a lot of homework at the end of the period, walking around the classroom, controlling and checking their real work.

Basically I work with grammar, explanations on any topic, audios and textbook. Also I want my students to sing as in a choir echoing interesting phrases or messages. Reinforcement via workbooks or extra exercises.

Teaching and testing, teaching and testing. Lots of practice and homework. Loads of writing work, too. A student who doesn´t write won´t be a good one. Dictations, translations, substitution tables, …

Quick reviews and mini tests, oral skill practice and testing, parallel papers, short messages and essay writing, how to write letters or read notices. Share information and curious hunger for the British and American culture.

Reading aloud and reading in low voice (class and at home), using dictionaries and functional language in class for everything, getting marks for any task they do. Notebooks like passports full with exercises, notes, vocabulary and pictures, good behaviour in and out of the classroom, moodle participation, podcasting, etcetera.


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