Understanding ESL Phonics
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. With a lesson plan, a teacher can comfortably know how the lesson will be and also estimate the level with which the students will understand the lesson concepts and contents. To achieve success in any business or an athletic race can be foreseen if there is continuous research.
ESL plan is requirement that cannot be overemphasized. With lesson plans available daily ESL teachers, they are able to set up the right strategies. If there is no proper presentation then a teacher who goes to class only negatively affects the students as well as himself.
Cases of underperformance will be reported if teachers do not prepare properly by the students, superiors and peers.
If the recommended teaching resources are provided by the students and education providers, any class that is not properly managed it is a waste money, time and effort. Teachers and students going such neglect are not motivated and cannot improve. But if there is a lesson plan in place and used effectively daily reflects reliability and professionalism.
ESL learning has three types of lesson plans and teachers can use any provided the students understand. They are PPP (Presentation, Practice and Production), TTT (Test, Teach and Test) and TBA(Task Based Approach).
Most ESL educators prefer the PPP presentation, practice and production type of teaching.
With PPP the teacher is assisted in their teacher-centric presentation of the new language concepts, both teachers and students are completely involved in the production of the student-centric presentation of the language concept. During presentation the teacher takes much time explaining the concepts of the language.
During practicals, students should participate in graded recitation conversations. 60 to 70 percent is the student participation leaving the teacher with only a moderator role.
In the production phase the student involvement is above 90 percent. Teachers are expected to give feedback at the end of the lesson after monitoring the student progress during the lesson. At this stage, the students are expected to be very comfortable with the concepts of the new language and can fluently and accurately communicate with it. 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.
It is good to try out the various ESL learning plans and teachers are also encouraged to even modify, combine and optimize them where possible. The narrow inflexible type is not preferred what is most recommended is the designed lesson plan.