Resources - Training - choose a learning focus

Malc Prentice

Language is more than just grammar. A good class will cover more than one of the following areas.

1) Meaningful input and Output goals

Speaking, Reading, Writing, Listening for meaning, not just to practice language

Input and output work well combined. For example:

Other output ideas

2) Language

Vocab

e.g. food, numbers, times, useful adjectives, important verbs

Survival

Functions

Situation

Grammar

Pronunciation

3) Fluency

It's not enough to know how to say something.

If you can't say it quickly enough, it is difficult to have a conversation

A fluency activity is one that follows these rules (Nation, 2008):

a) focus on communicating

b) very easy tasks

c) pressure to go faster

d) lots of practice

Examples

4) Skills

Writing

Reading

Listening

Speaking

Study Skills

5) Content

Content is learning about a topic using the language:

  • Culture
  • Quiz

    Here is the list of GV topics.

    What is the focus of each topic?