Assignment 2: Teaching Technique Essay (2500 words max)
Examine best practice in planning, teaching, and assessing the four skills in second language acquisition general. Evaluate the various techniques and strategies with reference to the literature.
Create a lesson plan and an assessment task based on what you have learned about current best practice. Justify your lesson plan and assessment task with reference to the literature.
Reflect on lesson planning or assessment design. What do you think about the value of lesson planning? What did you find challenging about designing a lesson plan and/or assessment task? Write a 500-word reflection on your learning process for this assignment.
Marking criteria Possible marks
Discussion: 20 marks
Practical application: 10 marks
Academic writing: 5 marks
Reflection: 5 marks
The textbook needs to be referenced and is:
Brown, H.D & Lee, H (2015). Teaching by principles: An interactive approach to language pedagogy (4th Edition.). New York: Pearson.
Notes: The lesson plan needs to be a task-based lesson