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Presentation, Practice, Production. A method or model to teaching and lesson planning based on the idea of giving (presenting) small items of language to students, providing them with opportunities to use it in controlled ways (practice), and finally integrating it with other known language in order to communicate (production).


A stage in a lesson during which students and the teacher (or teaching materials, such as a reading text) use the presented language in controlled and monitored activities. During this stage students get additional practice forming sentences with the new language structure. For example, students complete a text with new words or students answer teacher’s questions using a new structure.


Understanding when language is appropriate to use according to the context or situation surrounding it, which is often a question of formality.


A bound morpheme placed at the beginning of a word that alters the meaning of the word or root it is attached to (e.g., the prefix “un” in unmoved means “not.”).


A stage in a lesson during which the teacher gives or presents new language – new vocabulary or a new grammar structure – to the students.


A stage in a lesson during which students use the newly introduced and practiced language in an open-ended structure in their own speech or writing. For example, students write a story with the new words and phrases.



A teacher’s relationship or connection with their students based on learners’ positive feelings for their teacher.

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