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Skills Assignment
Designing a receptive/productive skills lesson Due in date: __________ For this assignment you should find an authentic text and decide how you would use it with either of the groups of teaching practice students to give them a receptive and productive skills lesson of 60 minutes in length. Explain your rationale for your choice of text. Use the grids provided to include specific information on: Rationale for choosing the text Pre-reading activities Reading Activities Post reading activities

Give examples of the content and order of the skills activities you would provide, including specific information on how you would deal with text vocabulary and provide the answers for all the tasks.

Task completion criteria relevance to rubric accuracy of factual content accuracy of metalanguage and terminology accurate use of English, spelling and punctuation

Assessment criteria Successful candidates can show evidence of: Choosing an appropriate text for the level and interests of the group * Correctly using terminology that relates to language skills and subskills. Relating task design to language skills practice. Finding, selecting and referencing information from one or more sources (including background reading) and using written language that is clear, accurate and appropriate to the task.

* The text can be taken from the Internet, a newspaper, magazine, blog etc. You are not permitted to use a text from an EFL course book or texts from the Internet that have been already adapted for the EFL classroom.

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Rationale for choice of text/listening:

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Pre-reading/listening activities:

Reading/listening activities

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Reading/listening activities:

Post reading/listening activities

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International House Madrid CELTA Skills Assignment


Q. What information do we write in the rationale box? A. Why you chose this text. i.e. why you think it is a good text for your students. Q. And in the other boxes? A. The activities and your reason for doing them, including reference to background reading to support your reasons. Q. Our activities does it matter what order we do them in? A. Yes. Follow the Receptive Skills Procedure. Q. Is it enough to state that I would start by pre-teaching essential vocabulary? A. No. You need to detail which words and how you would pre-teach them. Q. Do we need to provide examples of all of the activities and material along with the answers? A. Yes. We need a copy of any activities and material and the answers. We will evaluate the activities to they would work. Q. Is there a word count for this assignment? A. 750 -1000 words Q. What does "referencing" mean? A. When you write up your rationale for your task designs, we need to see that you have done some background reading, which needs to be referenced by writing the authors name, year of publication and page number in brackets, like this: (Scrivener 94:153) within the body of the assignment. see if

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is it OK to quote people like Harmer and Scrivener directly? A. Its fine to make a point and say as Harmer says which demonstrates your understanding of Harmers words. But we dont want you to copy entire paragraphs out of these reference books. We want to see how your understanding of the theory relates to your own task design. This is why it is better for you to paraphrase and keep the underlying theory relevant to your tasks. This is not an academic paper - keep it practical! Q. Is it ok to focus on a language area (e.g. gerunds/infinitives, the passive, vocabulary used to express x? A. No, not if all your tasks are based around language; this is a skills assignment. Q .Do I have to cite the source of the text? A. Yes. And you should include a copy with your assignment. If its from the internet, you should include the web link. Q. I have found a great text but I think its too difficult for the students. Can I adapt it to make it easier? A. Yes. You can grade the text by making minor changes but remember that if you alter it radically, it may no longer read like an authentic text.

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