Lesson Planning - Part 1 - Why do we plan lessons?


This video is part of our lesson planning series. In this episode, we answer why we should plan our lessons as a teacher. The first reason is that a lesson plan creates a logical sequence for the lesson. Secondly, a lesson plan is also a working document that acts as a useful guide for the teacher to follow during the lesson. Thirdly, a lesson plan is also a a record of what has been taught which can be referred to later on. Lastly, a lesson plan is very helpful if someone needs to cover your lesson.

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

This unit provided some good ideas as to how to engage, help students study, and help students activate what they learned with respect to lessons in vocabulary, language structure, and language function. It was very helpful to see suggested activities for all three segments of the learning process. I also found the reference to the Cobuild Dictionary very helpful.Understanding the past tenses is incredibly difficult even for native speakers. I tried to map out all the tenses on a time scale and had to double and triple check everything. This is probably the most confusing tense for me personally but this section did a great job in helping to break it down. Giving many examples on usage helped in understanding these concepts.