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. 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. ESL teachers should see the daily lesson earlier enough to build the right strategies in all inclusive lesson plan. Needless to say that any teacher that goes to class without proper preparation is detrimental to students and the teachers as well.
Teachers who do not prepare will underperform in their job and are unprofessional to the students, peers and superiors.
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. Students and teachers who are not well coordinated for learning then students will not be motivated to learn and will not 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).
The PPP presentation practice and production is the most recommended of them all because most ESL educators have commonly taught with it.
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. For the students to understand the lesson concepts, the teacher spends most of the time of the lesson explaining the language concepts.
The recitation conversations are graded hence the students are expected to participate. Here, students participate up to 60 or 70 percent with the teacher being the moderator.
Finally, domination by the students should be 90 percent on the creation phase. Teachers should only monitor and give feedback at the end of 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. A lesson plan that is carefully drawn out as compared to the rigid fixed type of teaching.