Presenting new content
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador Instituto Pedagógico de Caracas Departamento de Idiomas modernos Cátedra de LingüísticaMetodología de la enseñanza del Inglés como Idioma Extranjero PRESENTING NEW CONTENT Zaraid Veliz Caracas, june 2012
Presentation is the first (andperhaps most crucial) stage to the language learning process, as itusually has a profound influence onthe stages that follow and governswhether those stages are effective or not.
• Presentation involves the building of a situation requiring natural and logical use of the new language.• When the "situation" is recognized and understood by the students, they will then start instinctively building a conceptual understanding of the meaning behind the new language, and why it will be relevant and useful to them.• When the situation surrounding the new language and the conceptual meaning of it has been achieved, the new language should be introduced by means of a linguistic "model".• It is this model that the students will go on to practice and hopefully achieve naturally without help during a productive activity.
There are a variety of ways in which new language items may be presented but most Presentations should have at least some of the following features:• Meaningful• Memorable and• Realistic examples
Some strategies for presenting new content• Motivating interest in new content• Providing Discovery- Type Experiences• Using written material to present new content
Motivating interest in new content (Some basic guidelines for increasing student motivation)• Maximize success experiences.• Minimize anxiety.• Allow students to personalize the process.• Respect students personal time clocks.• Take advantage of the power of teamwork.• Avoid penalties for poor performance.• Craft lessons that are intrinsically satisfying
Providing Discovery- Type Experiences• A discovery lesson generates curiosity that will motivate serious study.• One of the best ways to inspire active learning is to enlist puzzlement, suspense, and the human need to know how things turn out.
Using written material to present new content We can use written material to provide instruction in class, but if it is to be maximally effective, we must take care to use it in a way that produces active learning. That is not easy, for written material often leads to passive reading.
References• http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/blogs/nosirjon/presentation -a-crucial-stage-0• http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/103113.aspx