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Carolyn5649



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:39 am    Post subject: Demo Lesson Reply with quote

Hey Guys! Any ideas for a demo grammar lesson for elementary kids? Jobs interviews next week! Thanks!
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nomad soul



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you give us a bit more info? Such as:
    Demo guidelines or criteria (e.g., length of demo, theme of demo, specific teaching strategy, etc.)
    Nationality of students
    Student ages or grade
    Type of school
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Carolyn5649



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are Czech elementary students. The guidelines are pretty open ended, 5-30 minutes, grammar, EFL for a language academy. I am thinking of doing nouns vs. verbs with a lot of interactive activities. Thanks for your help!
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nomad soul



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taka a look at the Cafe's Idea Cookbook for Kids.
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Dejvice



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tips.

Prepare a one page lesson plan and hand it to the people who asked you for the demo. if they don't (didn't) ask you for a lesson plan......well then they should not be in your class without knowing what you are going to do.

Lesson Plan
In your lesson plan clearly state the following:
Instructional objective (what you plan to teach)
Performance objective (what the students will produce from the class - this needs to be clearly stated. For example writing 5 present perfect sentences 2 negative, 2 positive and 1 question).
Modeling (what grammar you will model)
Guided practice (what grammar they will practice)
Free practice (on worksheet or white board, this is connected with the performance objective)


Part 1
Introduction and make sure that all students have a pen or pencil plus they are not distracted by anything else (classroom management skill - this needs to be demonstrated too). Model the grammar with good examples. This should take you about 10 to 13 minutes.

Part 2
After modeling the grammar point. The students can then undertake guided practice on the board or orally. You support them. Encourage the class to correct / find the errors that are made by the student. This should take about 10 minutes.

Part 3
Free practice the students complete own exercise or their own sentences. They can do this with a worksheet or get them up on the board writing their own sentences. This should take about 15 mins.

Part 4
Closing and recap on instructional objective 2 mins.

Finally.

Be careful with "a lot of interactive activities'. All activities need instructions, which take time. Without clear instructions they won't know what to do. When you have to explain instructions for a lot of activities it will eat into student talk time (see point below)

Watch your student talk time versus teacher talk time.

Good luck.
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dragonpiwo



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:09 am    Post subject: ask if Reply with quote

Ask if you can do a vocab lesson.

Much easier to structure and the gamification is simple.
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Dangermouse69



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:06 am    Post subject: Demo lesson? Shuh! Reply with quote

If employers are asking for demo lessons, then they need to sort out their recruitment policy. Or..... there are a lot of chancers passing themselves off as teahcers where you live!
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As your posting history indicates you're still in the UK, not very sure about your deep and wide knowledge of job markets and normal requirements for job seekers across the CEE region. Probably on par with your perception of Czech and Polish women based on a scurrilous video. Rolling Eyes
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