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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Introduction to Language Education Level 1, Beginner

Majority of my on-line classes are with beginner beginner students, and this classification mean that they are non to limited users. Although they are categorized as, it doesn't mean that they do not understand English speakers, they just may not know how to respond or articulate themselves in the same manner that modest and competent users do. The following supplemental teaching material is provided for these reason:

  • To help improve the student's reading, speaking, and critical thinking skills by broadening their vocabulary & common expression to use.
  • To encourage students to put ideas on methodical method.
  • To acquaint the students with important & current events around the world.
  • To help students express their opinion clearly & in a correlated manner using examples to support their ideas. 
This method is especially good for Beginner-Intermediate students and not limited to those who are modest users of the English language. The introduction to vocabulary, its meaning and usage gives the students more idea on how to play around with everyday words. The questionnaires encourages and help the students to practice their critical thinking & help them make up sentences. This also enables the teacher to give a timely feedback and suggestions to the student.

Lesson 1 Food

Vocabulary:
1. food
/fo͞od/ (noun)
any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink, or that plants absorb, in order to maintain life and growth. example: "we need food and water"

2. break·fast
/ˈbrekfəst/ (noun)
a meal, eaten in the morning, the first of the day. example: "I often have a toast for my breakfast"

3. brunch
brən(t)SH/ (noun)
a late morning meal is eaten instead of breakfast and lunch.

4. din·ner*
ˈdinər/ (noun)
-the main meal of the day, taken either around midday or in the evening.
-a formal evening meal, typically one in honor of a person or event.

5. sup·per/ˈsəpər/ (noun)
an evening meal, typically a light or informal one. example: "we had a delicious cold supper"
(British: a light meal or snack that is eaten late in the evening)

Expressions:
comfort food. com·fort food /ˈkəmfərt fo͞od/ (noun)
food that provides consolation or a feeling of well-being, typically associated with childhood or home cooking.

Sentence Building: Question: What is your favorite food?
Example Answer: I like to eat Fish and Chips.
Fish and Chips are my favorite.

Discussion:
1. What is your favorite food? Why do you like it? What does it look like? How does it taste?
2. How many meals do you have in a day? What time do you commonly have your meals?
3. How does hunger feel? Do you think it is healthy to skip meals?
4. Is hunger a national issue, what is your opinion? What can you do to help?
5. What is some staple food in your country? How are they different from another country?
6. Do you know what comfort food is? What is your comfort food?

*evening meal, supper, main meal.

So there you go. This is just one of the teaching materials I've created for my classes that helped me with my online English classes. You can apply the same method or come up of a better and effective idea.

Xoxo.