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Unit 3 first discussed the methodologies for English teaching, including; grammar-translation, audio-lingualism, presentation practice and production, task-based learning, communicative language teaching, community language learning, the silent way, suggestopaedia, and the Lexical approach. It then discussed which methodology to use and when. The unit then went on to discuss in great detail the engage, study and activate stages of learning.
Elicitation included use of real objects (realia), flashcards/pictures, drawings, asking for the questions, gap filling, lists, follow on questions, concept descriptions, miming, and definitions. Example of a straight arrow lesson, boomerang lesson, patchwork lesson were given and discussed. Ideas for the engage phase included; introduction prompts, partner information share, fizz-buzz, alphabet relay, sevens, I spy, memory games, word linking, alphabet introductions, I’m going on a holiday and, slow Pictionary, anagrams, word linking, information search, an adaptation of scattegories, my marvellous machine, the box game, sentence prompts, adjectival introductions, and consequences. Ideas for the study phase included; tongue twisters, hangman, word searches, and gap fill. Ideas for the activate phase included; role-play, survey and mill-drills, producing materials, communication games, debate/discussion, story building. Information on types of feedback and correction techniques was given, as well as who corrects and what order is best for students. What the teacher should correct, as well as writing correction was covered. The unit concluded with an appendix on lesson planning and general guidance notes.