A project is an extended piece of work on a particular topic where the content and the presentation are determined principally by the learners. The teacher or the textbook provides the topic, but the project writers themselves decide what they write and how they present it Project work is a systematic plan that includes multi- skill activities, ideas and resources, among others, having the tendency to solve a problem. It is a set of teaching strategies based on students needs and interests.
Principal elements of a communicative approach of project work A concern for motivation, that is, how the learners relate to the task A concern for relevance, that is, how the learners relate to the language A concern for educational values, that is, how the languge curriculum relates to the general educational development of the learner
labelling a photograph of your family drawing a family tree and writing about your relatives writing a story about your parents or grandparents life a survey on who does what in the home performing a play about a family life writing a poem about your family A project on Families might involve:
Typical Themes LETTER POSTERS Make large blank posters for letters like B, C, P or S. Children collect pictures or do drawings of objects, people or actions which begin with that letter, label them, and stick them on the appropriate poster. MY JOURNEY TO SCHOOL Children draw a snake-like road starting from home and arriving at the school. On this road they illustrate things and people which they see every day on their journey to school. These posters can be used as a stimulus for talking about this journey. At a later stage, the story of this same journey can also be presented in the form of a little book with each page showing a stage of the journey. MY FAMILYS HANDS Children trace and colour a hand of each member of their family. They collect and label these pictures on a family tree. OUR TOWN Children make a poster about their town with postcards, tourist brochures maps, drawings etc. Each item is labelled or has a sentence written underneath. MADE IN … Children read packets and labels at home and make lists of things and places they come from. A simple world map is illustrated with drawings, short texts or real labels showing where things come from.
Projects with Young Learner Diane Phillips, Sarah Burwood, Helen Dunford Oxford University Press, 1999Diane PhillipsSarah BurwoodHelen Dunford The use of project based learning in teaching English to young learners english-to-young-learners english-to-young-learners Hutchinson Tom. Introduction to Project work. Oxford University Press 2001 Methodology: Project work | Onestopenglish - Methodology: Project work | Onestopenglish Project work « Oxford University Press - oupeltglobalblog.com/tag/project-work/ Motivating young learners to do project work. - virtualstaffroom.blogspot.com Young Learner's Project : Assessment Research Centre : – Teaching English to Young Learners-English Projects-English... Teaching English to Young Learners-English Projects-English... – Working with project classes