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This unit has taught the ESA method of teaching. I have benefited greatly from the value placed upon engaging students through elicitation. I have often taught people by talking too much. This does not simply say keep teacher talk time low, it shows how to engage students through asking questions and encouraging opinion expression. I appreciated all the examples of activities to encourage expression, such as using a variety of visual aids. I appreciated too the use of patchwork lessons to keep classes from becoming boring and predictable. I like how it was pointed out that the teacher also needs to remain fresh and stimulated. This makes sense since enthusiasm on the teacher’s part could wane as time goes on if he/she falls into a rut of repetition. As unit 1 brought out a good teacher must be excited about what they teach. I learned that the objective of the Engage stage is to arouse interest in the student, to liven things up, get the juices flowing, and possibly set the stage for what will be presented. Correction should be left out of the Engage stage so enthusiasm is not curtailed. I learned that the Study phase is where the new information can be introduced and the pronunciation worked on. However, even this phase should include the elicitaion of student comments and not be too teacher based. The Activate stage is stress free time to use the language skills just learned combined with the new information presented. I found the information on how to offer feedback and when to do so very helpful. Even something as subtle as pointing with an open hand rather than a single finger is an excellent way to keep an atmosphere of warmth and kindness to learn in.