ESL TEACHERS SHOULDN'T HAVE TO WORK TIRELESSLY TO BUILD THEIR LESSON PLANS
Have you ever tried to piece together a lesson using activities from several different textbooks? Well, it’s an all too common part of an ESL teacher’s busy life. ESL teachers work tirelessly to build their lesson plans, but they shouldn’t have to. They should be able to dedicate most of their time mentoring their students to success. Native English has a solution that satisfies the needs of teachers and students: correlation.
Each level of proficiency in the Native English program (1–5) comes with different books; the main two sets of books are Grammar and Integrated Skills.
These books are designed to correlate with each other, meaning the concepts taught in Grammar are practiced and reinforced throughout the Integrated Skills books. Teachers no longer have to piece together a Frankenstein-esque lesson plan to help students practice what they are learning. The lessons are already matched together across the curriculum.
The Integrated Skills books give students opportunities to practice new concepts from Grammar through Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing activities. Both sets of books work in unison to give students a well-rounded proficiency in English. Teachers can adapt each lesson to focus on the skills the students need more practice with. The Native English curriculum balances structure with flexibility in a way that benefits the teacher.
There’s no reason that teachers should still be spending late nights building lessons. That responsibility lies on the shoulders of the publishers who provide the learning materials. Teachers should be free to mentor and coach their students to success. Their teaching materials should be flexible to any learning environment, and with Native English, they are.
Teachers no longer have to piece together a Frankenstein-esque lesson plan...