At my Korean university, there’s this overseas internship preparation program where there are 4 hour classes, with the same teacher and same students. It’s a bit killer on the teacher, as well as the students but I try to make it as painless as possible for everyone involved.
It’s not easy, but I try my best. The temptation is to just do 2 or 3 different, random things but I try to avoid that if possible and have some sort of coherent theme that ties everything together.
Youth Unemployment in Korea Lesson Plan
Here’s a 4 hour ESL lesson plan on the topic of Youth Unemployment.
Lots of students come late so I do some riddles for 5-10 minutes while people stream in. This was the only thing that was not related to the main theme of the lesson.Warm-up discussion questions
Talking with a partner and then the whole class together about some general questions related to hopes for the future in terms of jobs, etc.
Quickly (less than a minute, CELTA style) and some true/false questions. Compare with partner and then whole class. Here’s the article and questions that I use.
Slowly and some difficult comprehension questions. Talk with a partner or small group at first and then quickly together as an entire class.
Youth Unemployment Video-first time
What is the program? Talk with partner and then whole class.
Would this program work in Korea? Talk with partner and then with whole class.
Show the website and talk about what they do, watch their short video, etc. Choose someone to “lend” money to. Talk about why I love to use Kiva.
Groups of 4 students brainstorm ways to reduce youth unemployment in Korea. Each person choose their favorite and prepare a 2 minute speech about why it’s the best solution. Give speech to group and other 3 members must ask a difficult question each. One person from each group can share their solution with the class.
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