Lesson Plan for Class #X; TESOL International’s College of Business English.


Class Information:

Teachers:

Chris Seabrook

Length of Class:

15 minutes.

Grade Level:

Post-secondary

Class and Student Type:

Business English to intermediate adult business students of middle age and older.

Number of Students:

18

Lesson Topic:

Basic ESL for business conferences:

Language Targets:

Preparing students to attend an immanent conference.

Language:

Review:

    Words:
             Business Card
            Meeting
            Laptop
            Notepad
            Pen
            Registration Form
Phrases:
    Last week I went on a business trip. I brought my __. What did you bring?

New:

    Words:
        Conference
        Conference Room
        Lecture Hall
        Board Room
        Resister
        Business Card    
        By:     Phone
        Fax
        E-mail
        Identification (I.D.):
                                            Passport
                                            Driver’s License
                                            Employee Identification/ Access Card
                                            Name Tag

Previous Class:

The previous class focused on specific, assignment crucial, objects and technologies.

Additional Handouts/ Teaching Materials:

Animated Slide Show:

A PowerPoint Presentation for a Class Teaching New Adult English Speakers How to Sign in to a Business Conference:
- https://skydrive.live.com/view.aspx?cid=EAB7B3C2378B3F63&resid=EAB7B3C2378B3F63%211270

Props:

A prop filed suitcase containing:
                                                    Laptop
                                                    Business Cards
                                                    Notepad
                                                    Pen
A prop filed suitcase containing:
                                                    Cell phone
                                                    Printed e-mail
An old fax machine.
An envelope containing:
                                                    Passport
                                                    Driver's License
                                                    Employee Card

Handouts:

Language Practice Role-Play Script:
- https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=EAB7B3C2378B3F63!38303&authkey=!AML7zWWM1bH53bo&v=3&ithint=photo%2cjpg

Part 1: Greetings and Review:

Introduction (Slide 1):

Teacher's Script:

Teacher shows slide 1.
    "Hello everyone. Welcome and please come in and take a seat. I hope everybody is ready for class today. Are we ready to begin? Good!"

Class Arrangement:

Students at their desk.
 

Part 2: Presentation of Objectives:

Language Objectives: The Business Conference (Slide 2):
    Class will be informed of this class's learning targets, and the class will focus on achieving the learning targets through a variety of means.

Teacher's Script:

Teacher shows slide 2.
1) Ways to Register:
                                    Phone
                                    E-mail
                                    Fax
2) Identification Types:
                                        Driver's License
                                       Employee Card
                                       Passport
3) Room Type:
                            Meeting Hall
                            Amphitheater
                            Boardroom

Teacher's Script:

Teacher shows slide 2.
    “Let me read these lists to you first. Please pay attention to how I pronounce these words.” Teacher reads list, slowly.
    “Who would like to read the first list of words to the class? Anyone? (If no student wishes to read, then the teacher may read the list).” Teacher listens to any and all students that volunteer, or show interest, and positively reinforce all attempts, while correcting and encouraging proper pronunciation.
    “Who would like to read the second list?” Teacher listens to any and all students that volunteer, or show interest, and positively reinforce all attempts, while correcting and encouraging proper pronunciation.
    “Is there anyone that would like to read the third list?” Teacher listens to any and all students that volunteer, or show interest, and positively reinforce all attempts, while correcting and encouraging proper pronunciation.

Part 3: Warm Up/ Review:

Review of previous class material (Slide 3):

Review Words:

                            Business Card
                            Meeting
                            Laptop
                            Notepad
                            Pen
                            Registration Form

Slide:

List of review words.
    ( https://skydrive.live.com/view.aspx?cid=EAB7B3C2378B3F63&resid=EAB7B3C2378B3F63%211270 )

Props:

Suitcase with Travel Items:
                                            Laptop
                                            Business Cards
                                            Notepad
                                            Pen

Teacher's Script:

Teacher shows slide 3.    
    The class will be shown the review slide from the daily slide-show, and be asked if anyone can pronounce the displayed words. Once all words have been identified, and the the class has been reminded of their proper pronunciation, the class will be asked if anyone can define each word, and describe how the item can be used. Proper pronunciation will be looked for.
    Teacher points to each item, and asks:
    “Does anyone here know what this is in English?”

Teacher's Script:

    After the words and concepts have been reviewed, the teacher will commence a short repetition game with physical props (some small physical objects). Each student will have a chance to repeat a phrase while handling the physical object they are mentioning.
Teacher moves to front of class and presents suitcase and says:
    "Last week I went on a business trip. I brought my suitcase."
Teacher holds up the items one at a time, and says:
    “In my suitcase I have __ (reach into suitcase and pull out item). "
Teacher puts the items back in the suitcase, and passes the suitcase to the first student.
    'What did you bring?" (Student lists contents of the suitcase)
    “Great. What does it do?”
    “Thank you. How do you use it?”
    “Please pass the suitcase to the next student.”

Part 4: Presentation of New Material:

    When we are demonstrating this section, we will be pointing to the slide which has the image of the item that we are discussing.

Props:

A prop filed suitcase containing:
                                                Cell phone
                                                Printed e-mail
An old fax machine.
An envelope containing:
                                        Passport
                                        Driver's License
                                        Employee Card

New Material Presentation Slide 1 (Slide 4): The Business Conference

    Set up as a kiosk: Drawn picture of a kiosk with a representation of a person behind the kiosk.
    Top of kiosk: "Welcome to Our ESL Business Conference"

Teacher's Script:

Teacher shows slide 4.
Teacher reads:
    "Welcome to Our ESL Business Conference"

New Material Presentation Slide 2 (Slide 5): Registering for the Conference

2 Panes:
    Pane 1:
        Sample Registration Form.
    Pane 2:
        Listed Pictures with new words.
Ways to Register:    
                            Phone
                            E-mail
                            Fax

Teacher's Script:

Teacher shows slide 5.
Teacher collects props not in use, and moves back to the front of the class. Teacher prepares the next props (suitcase 2 and fax machine) and says:
    “Does everyone know what a 'business conference' is? Great!”
    “There are many ways to register for you business conference!”
Teacher presents second suitcase, and fax machine, holds up the items one at a time, and says:
Holding up an item:
                            “This is a phone. I can call to register.”
                            “This is an e-mail. I can send an e-mail to register.”
                            “This is a fax machine.  I can send a fax to register.”
Teacher puts the small items back in the suitcase, and passes the suitcase and fax to the first student, and asks:
    “How will you choose to register?”
Student choses his method of “registration”, and declares it. Teacher responds by asking:
    “How will do that?” (call, send, etc...)

New Material Presentation Slide 4 (Slide 6): Identification Types

Identification Types:    
                                Driver's License
                                Employee Card
                                Passport

Teacher's Script:

Teacher shows slide 6.
Teacher collects props not in use, and moves back to the front of the class.
Teacher prepares the next props (envelope with identifications) and says:
    “To be able to register, I will need the right identification.”
    “I have brought my driver's license, which has my name, country of citizenship, and photo.”
    “I have brought my employee card, which shows what company I work for.”
    “I have brought my passport, to show that it is the same as my other cards, and that it is properly stamped.”
Teacher puts identification back in the envelope, and passes it to the first student.
Teacher asks:
    “Do you have your identification? May I see it? Tell me what it is.” Student shows and declares the Ids.
Teacher asks:
    “What do they do for you?” Student describes IDs.
Teacher says:
    “Thank you, you may proceed to your conference room. Please pass the envelope to your college.”

New Material Presentation Slide 5 (Slide 7): Conference Room Types

Room Types:
                        Meeting Hall
                        Amphitheater
                        Boardroom

Teacher's Script:

Teacher shows slide 7.
Teacher collects props not in use, and moves back to the front of the class.
Teacher says:
    “Lets look at the conference rooms. There are many possible shapes and types of rooms that can be used for conferences.”
Gesturing to slide 6:
    “Here are a few.”
    “This is what a meeting hall might look like. Many events happen in meeting halls, such as openings ceremonies and welcomings, casual mingles, presentations, movies, large seminars and classes."
    “This is what an amphitheater might look like; the seats are arranged in stepped tiers, and are arranged around a central area. This design allows everyone to see and hear what is happening in the center. The ones I sat in university looked like this one. You might have lectures, classes, seminars, presentations, movies, or even dance, theater and music in amphitheaters.”
    “I am sure we all know the inside of  boardroom looks like. Boardrooms are best for small classes, seminars, or presentations, meetings, discussions, and collaborative work."

Part 5: Summary and Closing:

Class Review (Slide 8): Review and Practice Simulation Game

Teacher's Script:

Teacher shows slide 8.
Teacher passes handouts to students (Language Practice Role-Play Script:
- https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=EAB7B3C2378B3F63!38303&authkey=!AML7zWWM1bH53bo&v=3&ithint=photo%2cjpg.)
Teacher says:
    “Alright class. It's time to try all this out! Please read the handouts. On the handouts are several lines of text; they are alternating question prompts, and the beginnings of answer sentences."
    "Please find a partner; the person sharing a desk with you might be a great choice.  By reading the questions, one of you can start of as the asker of the questions, and the other can answer the questions."
Let's go over the handouts once together!”
    1)     Hello. Welcome to our conference.
    2)    Q: How did you register?
        A: I registered by:
    3)    Q: What identification do you have?
        A: I have a:
    4)    Q: Do you know where your conference is?
        A: Yes. It is in the:
Teacher says:
    “Now, you try it!”

Part 6: Evaluation of Objectives:

Class Evaluation (Slides 9-10): Business Conference Jeopardy Game

    I might use the “Classroom Jeopardy Powerpoint File” found at:
- http://www.howdoyouplay.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Classroom-Jeopardy.ppt

Teacher's Script:

    “Ok, let's play a game with our new words and phrases!'
    “Divide yourselves into three equal teams, and seat yourselves together in the three desk rows.”
    Let the students organize themselves into three equal teams, and can seat themselves in three rows of desks as they wish.
    “The teams are: team right, team middle, and team left.” Use the student’s directions for this.
     “The blackboard or whiteboard will be used as the scoreboard.”
    The team that happens to seat itself in the row to the furthest right of the teacher will be selected to go first. “Team Left will go first!”
Teacher shows slide 9.
    “Please choose your category!”
    After the students see slide 9, and have chosen their category, show them slide 10.
Teacher shows slide 10.
    “Please choose your word!”
    “Now for $(X) classroom-dollars, use your word in a question of your own design!”

Part 7: Next Class

Teacher's Script:

    “Wow!"
    "You guys all did such a great job! This class is fun, and encouraging."
    "You did a great job in the class before, with learning the words you need for registering. You did great this time with learning how to sign in!"
    "I am sure you will have very little trouble signing in to your conference, when you arrive!”
    “Please use your handouts for practice and study! Remember, you can download this lesson plan and the PowerPoint presentation from my website ( http://cseabrook.uphero.com/examples.html ), if you want to study and review this class.”
    “In our next class, we will focus on socializing protocols, personal and business introductions, and the trading of further contact information and business cards for you and your company.”