Intro to Integ Oral Eng Conversation, Vocab & Rdg
In this class I use a holistic approach to teaching conversation, vocabulary and reading. By holistic I mean that I focus on English exposure from the first day. All instructions are spoken in English. The vocabulary words they are exposed to will always have images to help them make the connection in their brains. Finally, there is endless content to read. The main resources I use for this class are worksheets, audios, readings, articles, and pictures from the ESL Library website.
During class, the students begin by learning three new words (which I put on the board). They are to learn the definition of each word and then try to utilize all three words into one to three sentences. From there, the class engages in conversation activities or reading articles which are appropriate to their current language level.