Friday, August 16, 2013

Metholodogy Pills No.11 - Receptive Skills Framework

It's been a while since my last post, but I'm back. I've been really busy working on two full time back to back CELTA courses, working on my PhD project and examining and so this has kept me away from blogging!  I've managed to put together a new Methodology Pill on Receptive Skills (Reading/Listening) Frameworks and so I hope it's useful. The main idea here is that of providing trainees with a visual way to the different stages a reading/listening skills lesson usually/may have. This video along with the PDFs in My Lesson Frameworks eBook provide a coherent set of support materials. It's important to note again that this video was created with 40min lessons in mind and that although for assessment purposes trainees are usually required to do only skimming and scanning tasks (because of the time constraint) more work on other sub-skills can be done in longer lessons.