My teaching approach
According to the communicative approach and its principles has been
developed this programming thus, the education is conceived as a constructive
process in which the attitude of teacher and student can maintain meaningful
Following this constructivist teaching, the student becomes the motor of
his own learning process when modifying their schemes itself knowledge. The
constructivist conception of teaching can also ensure the functionality of
learning, namely to ensure that students can use what they learn in real
circumstances, either with implementation, or using it as a tool to achieve new
To get a real assimilation of knowledge by every student, learning must
be meaningful, namely close to their experience and references, potentially
motivating and really functional.
In summary, the learning process, understood in this constructivist
model, meets the following requirements:
- Part of the
developmental level of students and their prior learning.
- Ensure the construction
of meaningful learning through the mobilization of their prior knowledge
and understanding of memorization.
- the students made ??significant learning on their own.
- Provide situations that
students should update their knowledge.
- Provide learning situations
that are meaningful to the students, in order to make them motivating.
1 - For beginner :
introduce them the benefit of the English language and the importance of
knowing English in this time and that English could be the gate to the whole world
communication and that we should work hard and do the best to get the best
results and have the highest level in short time .
Here we will
face many questions like : when could I speak English ¿
Am I ready
to speak a good English ¿
interesting language ¿
Is it hard ¿
We should praise
students and give them self-confidence that they can do it and they should work
hard and give much attention to the teacher´s advices and rules .
should start the alphabet and the pronunciation of the letters (
give example of each one like A : Apple , B : banana , C : cat , D:dog …etc
Then how we pronounce
: SH , CH , PH , TH with example here we should pay attention if they can pronounce
it in good way or not if its hard for them so we practice it a lot till they
have it clear .
The aim of
this classes for beginners shuold be to make sure that they have the knowledge
of basic English rules .
have to like the teacher because it will be the first conntact with the English
language so if they are not happy or comfortable with their teacher so it would
be very hard to teach or to control them , make the class funny and useful
without losing the control of your students
could start to make them try to make conversation like introduce theirselves
and do it in couples :
Hello , How
are you ¿
I´m fine ,
thanks you , and you how are you ¿
I’m good .
What is your
I´m Juan and
you what is your name ¿
I´m jean ,
Where are you from ¿
How old are
Have you got
any brothers or sister ¿ …….. Etc
question could make them happy and prove
that they can make more complicated conversations
could use pictures of colors , numbers , animals , food ….. etc and tell them
to write it and say it
work of the listening and put some CD of native speakers so they will know more
what is the perfect English and they could try to do it the same as speakers
the basic English
some texts with the things that we have been learning .
· For intermediate students :
Sometimes we could see in this lever that they
are mixed they could be intermediate-beginners or intermediate-advanced
students so depending of their case we would have 2 different method of
In both cases we should revise what information
do they have and remind them in the grammar and their functions by giving
If they are closer to the beginners so we should
work more on the grammar and fill the lack that they have and make sure that
its clear for them because the aim of this level is to make them prepared for
speak the good English and be ready to go the the advanced course
If they are closer to advanced so its possible
to have a good grammar knowledge but bad English pronunciation or problems with
the communication so we should practice more ( speaking and listening )
In this intermediate course we should make our
students ready for the last level and make sure that they know the basic things
( how to write and pronounce, Irregular verbs , grammar , conversation ,
translation ) .
We should work more with couple conversation and
see how they react when they speak together and if they can recognize their
errors and correct it by them selves , if this way we could see if they are
getting better or not .
Use more materials and raise the level every
time more and more like songs with a simple and basic words then we could make
it more complicated .
· For advanced students :
These people have all the the knowledge of English grammar and have more
less good level of conversation .
So first at all we should make sure that their English grammar is perfect
for example you can´t have conversation if you don’t know what is the past participle
of Sleep ¡!
After a quick revise of grammar we
can have different kind of conversation with technical terms close ot their profession
or just to have the lever to read a book or a newspaper .
For these level materials are very easy to find and all we need is practice
for example translating a song or write the lyrics
Watch a movie and translate it or explain it in English , read a newspapers
and explain the vocabularies or just lean the new words so when we practice
more we will have higher level depending on the speed up of our student and the
importance of learning for him , that´s what we talked about in the beginning
of the assignment ; you can´t say how long we need to learn a language of to
improve it ¡!
Its depending on our practice and love for this language , if you want so
you can this is my quote in life
But in this level we can´t say very good for our student if he is not very
good , we need to be strict to make him a good English speaker but Priase is
also important to give the student confidence specially if he is doing the
things in perfect way and try to correct him error he could commit
In general my method of teaching is use in every class ( grammar ,
More grammar or more conversation depending on the student , for example
for a student with low grammar knowledge we could use 60 % grammar , 10 % listing
, 10 % reading , 10 % speaking and 10 % writing .
So we could improve the 4 essential skills at the same time ,We are also
going to consider what skills we should develop in the students themselves
HOW DO WE STRUCTURE
COMMUNICATIVE LANGUAGE TEACHING IN THE CLASSROOM?
The main is to give students the opportunity to learn
something in context, have it modelled by the teacher, practice it in a
controlled way and then practice it freely.
Production: Teacher allows students to use what they
learned in an uncontrolled way through role-plays, discussions, language games,
etc. The teacher monitors students from a distance so that students can feel
free to try out what they´ve learned. After the activity, the teacher gives
feedback to the students about common errors and also on the correct language
that was used.
This is an initial 5 minute stage to relax students and make them thinking
and speaking in the target language.
Presentation: Teacher sets the
context for the students. Given rules for the topic might be given from the
context. The point is to make the students understand the language,
vocabulary, situation, or other language focus of the class.
Practice: Students begin to
use what the teacher presented in the first part by using drills that go from
controlled to less control. These can be written or oral drills.
The evaluation is important for the teacher At the end of every unit
because it allows teacher to know their students and to know the level they
have by :
· direct obervation(
items , questions )
communications with the family
( for kids )