It is clear that although we have a curriculum and usually a text book, the knowledge of language acquisition theories will be reflected on the lesson plan.
Indeed this knowledge will help usas teachers when planning a lesson. We can play with this knowledge and use teaching strategies to apply in class. It is not necessary just to use only a theory but we can mix them depending of what weneed to teach, that is what are our objectives in a determined lesson.
For example if we want to promote active learning through communication in class we would preferably use a Communicativeteaching language approach. So it would be very useful to follow this philosophy if want to encourage communication in class and we want our students to be active members in the learning process. We willplan our lesson in pair-work, for example, and we will organize oral activities for the students.
If we prefer to focus a class on grammar we would use a more traditional teaching method, usingtranslations or grammar explanation with writing activities to complete.
What is important is to use these theories as tools for teachers, and to choose what is useful in every moment.
-is a motivated student that want to learn, participates in class, does his/her homework
- is not conflictive because respects his class mates and his teacher .
-asks teacher for doubts orhelp if needed.
A good student for me is a student that feels happy with the learning process and who feels comfortable with it.
A good teacher is able to,
-teach what he wants to the students-Motivate his students
-Communicate clear and simply what is the lesson goal
-Make the lessons something funny and interesting
-Take the students as part as the learning process, allowing them to askand give opinions when necessary.
- keep a good social environment in class, managing possible conflicts.
- prepare himself studying new strategies and teaching theories
-make reflection about...