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April 14, 2009

What Do We Teach

As language teachers, the shortest and simplest answer is:
  • Words, Vocabulary, Alphabet/Letters
  • Yes/No Questions;
  • Wh- Questions;
  • Sentences and/or Negatives;
  • Commands
Be clear which is the target pattern in your lesson, and strive for continuity throughout the lesson. Mixing newer language structures (see the list above) in your lesson will tend to confuse your students, or worse, compromise their success in the lesson.

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