ERIC Number: ED422739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Experienced and Inexperienced ESL Teachers' Lesson Planning for a Listening Activity.
A descriptive study compared lesson plans from three groups of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teachers: experienced teacher; graduate students who had taught ESL before returning to school; and graduate students with no ESL teaching experience. The lesson plans were based on a textbook listening activity that included directions for listening to and responding to a taped monologue. Problematic aspects of the book's directions were analyzed, and possible approaches and activities were anticipated. The subjects' lesson plans were then analyzed and compared for focus and structure of the pre- and post-listening activities they included. Results showed, contrary to some previous research, that experienced teachers and experienced students tended to focus on linguistic elements in the text in planning pre-listening activities, while some inexperienced students went beyond the text to include issues in the broader world. Patterns for planning the post-listening activities were less clear. Implications for pre- service teacher education are discussed. Contains seven references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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