Inspired by Zhenya Polosatova and John Pfordresher I’ve decided to challenge myself to improve my teaching by doing ELC (Experiential Learning Cycle) and I plan to do it the following way.
I will take into consideration one aspect of teaching which I’m concerned about and during some period of time (let’s say one month) I will describe, analyse and work on it in order to make my teaching more effective and also to create a habit of conscious teaching.
Starting from this week I’m going to work on setting tasks which is one of my weakest points in teaching.
Yesterday I had a grammar focused lesson on countability and expressing quantity in my Business English Upper-Intermediate group. There were only 2 students yesterday.
I am going to analyse a freer practice task setting.
Now I want to share a lesson plan with you and I’m looking forward to your comments and opinions.
So, it’s New English File Elementary Practical English Unit 3 “In a coffee shop”.
I need to say that not everything went as I had expected and after some time spent reflecting on how I should have done it better I’m going to write the second version here. If you’re interested to know what my mistakes were just let me know in the comments.