Nglish Grammar TESOL learners problems

Assessment Task 2: Case Study

Length: 2, 500 words (approximately)

Choose an area of language from the list below and address the following:

Topic: Describing habits or routine using the simple present

1. Describe the concepts and usage involved in this area of the language. That is, explain in simple English the forms (including negative and questions) and use and/or meaning. You will need to consult grammar books and/or journal articles for this.

2. Describe the differences in this aspect of grammar between English and ONE other language. You should consult a book such as Learner English for this and/ or interview second language learner(s).

3. Describe what difficulties this area presents to second language learners.

4. Describe at which level or levels you would be teaching this area of language and through which contexts, topics. You should be considering in which curriculum topics or text types.

5. Describe activities you could use for
” introducing this aspect of language for particular students (proficiency level should be considered here);
” practising and consolidating in controlled circumstances;
” practising and consolidating in controlled circumstances;
” freer practice of the aspect of language.
6. Design an authentic interactive worksheet. This could be an IGA (Information Gap Activity) or any other barrier game, collaborative task (group work), role play or any other activity in which your learners are practising ( use ) this area of language.

Note: Describe the age and level of the group and whether EFL or ESOL etc. Reference any materials you use and adapt from published texts.

Preferred Reference materials to use:

Parrott, M. 2000. Grammar for English Language Teachers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Collins Cobuild 1993. English Grammar:helping learners with real English. Harper Collins: London (A traditional grammar with everything, based on the Birmingham corpus)

Referencing is the Harvard Method as follows:

Single Author
(Berk, 2001) In-text citation
Berk, L. (2001). Development Through the Lifespan. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon. In the Reference List
Two authors
(Hesse-Biber & Leavy, 2004) In-text citation
Hesse-Biber, S.N. & Leavy, P. (2004). Approaches to Qualitative Research: A reader on theory and practice. New York: Oxford University Press. In the Reference List

Please ensure when using a direct quote In-text that it is noted is single comma marks!