3.3 Language Skills Related Task
Task Achievement Criteria:
Select an appropriate authentic text and provide a rationale □
Identify receptive skills to be practiced □
Submit two appropriate receptive skills tasks □
Identify productive skills to be practiced □
Submit an appropriate productive skills task of your own design □
Submit a sufficient outline of a lesson plan □
Correctly use terminology that relates to skills and sub-skills □
Relate task design to language skills practice □
Find, select and reference information from one or more □
Use written language that is clear, accurate and appropriate to □
First Submission Pass / Resubmit (as an appendix to the original)
Second Submission Pass / Fail
CELTA Assignment 3: Language Skills Related Task
This assignment consists of four parts:
1. Text and Rationale
Select an authentic text, reading or listening, which you consider
appropriate in level and topic for your current or final group. Be sure to
include a copy of the text * and reference the source. Provide a rationale
for your choice of text in terms of level and interest value for the group you
have in mind.
2. Receptive Skills + Task
Identify which receptive skills and sub-skills could be practiced in relation
to the text and how. Submit at least two (2) tasks** of your own design,
that you could use to practice these skills, following the framework of a
receptive skills lesson.
3. Productive Skills + Task
Identify which productive skills (writing or speaking) could be practiced
after the comprehension activities. Submit one task of your own design
that you could use to practice these skills***.
4. Outline Lesson Plan
Submit an outline of a 60-minute lesson indicating clearly the sequence of
activities you might use. This is NOT a full-blown lesson plan; you will only
include the stages and activities, not the whole procedure.
You must do some background reading on language skills and reference this
in the assignment. You might look in Learning Teaching by Jim Scrivener p. 170+
or The Practice of English Language Teaching by Jeremy Harmer p.199+.
Should you choose, you can use this text and outline as the basis of one of
your final lessons.
Word limit: 750-1000 words Please include your word count.
Assessment Criteria for Assignment
Candidates can demonstrate their learning by:
Correctly using terminology that relates to skills and sub-skills
Relating task design to language skills practice
Finding, selecting and referencing information from one or more sources
using written language that is clear, accurate and appropriate to the task.
*if it is a listening text, please include a tapescript or, if this doesn’t exist, a copy of the listening on CD / internet link, etc.
** you must submit these tasks as you would give them to students, not just describe them.
**These activities should practice skills (writing or speaking), not teacher-specified target language.