Who Benefits From ESL Lesson Plans?
ESL teachers are expected to have lesson plans to supplement the experience, competency and training they have so as to assist their learners to achieve their learning objectives both in the long-term and daily. 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.
The importance of lesson plans in ESL cannot be overemphasized more. With lesson plans available daily ESL teachers, they are able to set up the right strategies. Needless to say that any teacher that goes to class without proper preparation is detrimental to students and the teachers as well.
Superiors, peers and students will deem any teacher that goes to teach without proper presentation.
With the right resources included in the teaching session by education providers and students, if a class is not well manages it becomes a complete waste of time, effort and money. There may not be any motivation and performance may be poor if students and teachers are not in good co-existence. If a lesson plan is in place and used correctly, the results will show professionalism and dependability.
Depending on how a teacher knows his/her students they can apply these lesson plans for ESL learning. They are PPP (Presentation, Practice and Production), TTT (Test, Teach and Test) and TBA(Task Based Approach).
The PPP presentation practice and production is the most recommended of them all because most ESL educators have commonly taught with it.
PPP helps in teacher centric presentation of the concepts of a new language, the total involvement of both students and teachers and the student centric production of the language concept. During presentation the teacher takes much time explaining the concepts of the language.
Practically, the students are encouraged to contribute through the arranged recitation conversations that are graded. 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. At the end of the lesson, the students should expect feedback from the teacher who was monitoring their progress in the lesson. Students should by this time be comfortable with the new language concepts and should accurately and promptly communicate easily. With the introduction of online materials, their good support from their promoters, it is advisable that teachers try all of them out depending of the response from the students.
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.