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Principle 3

The 6 Principles Series: Principle 3

This module will deepen your understanding of Principle 3 and strengthen your ability to apply its related practices.

Principle 3. Design high-quality lessons for language development.

Teachers plan meaningful lessons that promote language learning and help students develop learning strategies and critical thinking skills. These lessons evolve from the learning objectives.

  • Practice 3a. Teachers prepare lessons with clear outcomes and convey them to their students.

  • Practice 3b. Teachers provide and enhance input through varied approaches, techniques, and modalities.

  • Practice 3c. Teachers engage learners in the use and practice of authentic language.

  • Practice 3d. Teachers design lessons so that students engage with relevant and meaningful content.

  • Practice 3e. Teachers plan differentiated instruction according to their learners' English language proficiency levels, needs, and goals.

  • Practice 3f. Teachers promote the use of learning strategies and critical thinking among students.

  • Practice 3g. Teaches promote self-regulated learning among their students.

After completing the Principle 3 module, you will be able to:

  • Define the role of clear learning objectives in lesson design.
  • Identify ways of enhancing and reinforcing input, describe methods for differentiating instruction, and explain the impact of these strategies on teaching and learning.
  • List ways of engaging learners in authentic language use on relevant, meaningful topics and explain how such engagement contributes to language learning.
  • Outline techniques for promoting students’ use of learning strategies, critical thinking, and self-regulated learning.

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