From EFL to EAL: Subject teachers and staging tasks

There’s plenty of content from my initial TEFL training (2006 – wow) that is still relevant to my everyday practice as an EAL teacher. Here’s one example.

If you have undertaken initial teacher training in EFL (such as a CELTA or CertTESOL course), you may be familiar with common frameworks for lesson planning. Here is a reminder of the framework for planning a receptive skills lesson, which is a good starting point when considering co-planning for reading/listening/viewing tasks.

Framework for a receptive skills lesson

Lead-in – Generate interest in the topic / text.

Orientation to text – What do you need to tell the students about the text to prepare them for reading/listening? This could be text type, text source, speakers’ accents, etc. Whatever is relevant.

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