Task Based Language Teaching is a cutting edge teaching approach for second language learners.
Here are some task based lessons in MS Word and PDF format. Click on the link to download the zip file.
Some of these lessons also have short video in WMV or AVI format.
** NOTE: my lessons are saved in Word 2007 format: docx. You can download a converter from Microsoft for old versions of Word. Click here to download.**
These lessons are designed for young beginners.
- Start by introducing the topic and drawing topic pictures.
- Facilitate students’ vocabulary building of what they drew in the pictures.
- Facilitate sentence construction. (These were designed for Japanese learners, but you can change the language). WORD 2007 format (.docx) and PDF.
- Skills: drawing, writing, reading, speaking.
These are student centered tasks which are motivating as the students express their own experiences about the topic and you, as the teacher, help to draw out the language. The focus is to help students develop topic related vocabulary and sentence construction (i.e. grammar) in a personally meaningful way.
These are designed for high beginner low intermediate students (15 years and older). PDF and Word 2003 files.
Culture - Body Art (Tattoos)
Skim Reading: This complete lesson explains how to skim read with examples and worksheets. Developed for a University level course of ESL learners.
Summarising: Another important skill for university level students and others. This complete lesson gives instructions and worksheets for University level ESL students on how to summarize.
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