Level: intermediate to advanced
Primary goal: build vocab
Secondary goals: reading, listening, prosody (word stress, timing, intonation)
Time: Adaptable (max of 2 hours in-class, 3-6 hours of homework)
How it works
Each resource has three lessons and three homework assignments.
Before the first class, the student takes a vocabulary quiz based on a resource. This is nothing too complicated–just a Google document where they mark how well they know each word.
Then, in the first lesson, I ask them questions to prep the vocabulary in the video. I use their answers in the vocabulary quiz to choose which vocabulary to focus on.
AFTER taking the pre-vocab quiz and prepping the vocab, I tell them which video to watch (or article to read). They watch/read for homework. I also send them main idea, detail, logic, and inference questions. If it’s a video, they also get prosody (word stress, timing, intonation) questions. They should prepare answers.
In the second lesson, we review the questions. I also help them with anything they had troubles with. We might review some grammar or speaking skills.
Next, we usually take a week or two off. (The lessons continue, but we do a different topic.)
After the break, we return to the article/video. I’ll give them one more assignment and we review it in the third lesson.
Note on Google Docs: I made the folder public on the web. You can copy/paste it to edit it to suit your needs. I think that’s easier, but let me know if you’d like a PDF version:)