Understanding ESL Phonics
Teachers despite being trained, competent and experience must ensure they drawn out lesson plans everyday of the term in order that they can assist students. A teacher who has a lesson plan clearly visualizes the whole learning session and is able to determine how the students will grasp the contents and the concepts of the lesson. To achieve success in any business or an athletic race can be foreseen if there is continuous research.
It is important to have ESL lesson plans and this cannot be overemphasized. With lesson plans available daily ESL teachers, they are able to set up the right strategies. If there is no proper presentation then a teacher who goes to class only negatively affects the students as well as himself.
Superiors, peers and students will deem any teacher that goes to teach without proper presentation.
If the recommended teaching resources are provided by the students and education providers, any class that is not properly managed it is a waste money, time and effort. There may not be any motivation and performance may be poor if students and teachers are not in good co-existence. But if there is a lesson plan in place and used effectively daily reflects reliability and professionalism.
These types of lesson plans can be used by teachers depending on the one they deem right for their students. PPP (presentation, practice and production), TTT (test, teach and test) and TBA (task based approach ) are all approaches that a teacher can apply to ensure that the students fully under the ESL new language concept.
Most ESL educators prefer the PPP presentation, practice and production type of teaching.
Teacher-centric and student-centric presentation are facilitated with PPP where students participate in the learning and understanding the new language concepts. On presentation, a high percentage is allocated to an explanation that is teacher led to divulge on the lesson concepts.
During practicals, students should participate in graded recitation conversations. 60 to 70 percent is the student participation leaving the teacher with only a moderator role.
Finally, domination by the students should be 90 percent on the creation phase. Teachers should only monitor and give feedback at the end of the lesson. Students should by this time be comfortable with the new language concepts and should accurately and promptly communicate easily. Depending on the student response, teachers are encouraged to try out the online materials available since the promoters are also available to help them.
Teachers are not stopped from combining, modifying and optimizing some ESL learning approaches. A designed lesson plan is flexible and preferred as compared to the dogmatic inflexibility.