ESAImagine going to a different country of your choice with the intent of either taking a sweet vacation or just enjoying the sites. All of a sudden a good friend of yours needs you to teach an English class in this country or asks a favor for the day if you could teach, would you know what to do? Or even imagine being at your workplace and your boss needs you to write a presentation. What form or idea do you have in order to make a lesson or any way of order? The ESA is a great way to help bring order and form all of your ideas into a great lesson plan in order to correctly be a great organized teacher or presenter.
First one might ask, "What is an ESA?" An ESA is a great way to organize a lesson or presentation. The ESA is an abbreviated form for Engage, Study, and Activate. The Engage stage is a method you start off with in order to Engage the audience, Study stage is to have the students
study the given methods or grammar either in pairs or individually, and the Activate stage is to develop the information studied into activities to further give the students
experience. If we combine all of these in the correct way, we can make an awesome lesson plan that will bring your teaching to a whole new level of effectiveness.
You would implement this into a lesson plan by following exactly what the abbreviated form directs, ESA. You start with the Engage stage is first because you first need to get the students
engaged into the lesson. When they are engaged they will learn more because they are paying attention. You can do so many things to engage the students
either by pictures, movies, actions, maybe games, discussions, etc. The main thing is to engage the students
by introducing and bring to attention the whole topic we are trying to get across.
Second would be the Study stage. In the study stage, you would do exactly what it says again, get the students
to study. In this stage you would usually give the students
some kind of exercises/worksheets that could includes: sentences, gap-fill exercises, word searches, crosswords, matching, pronunciation exercises, studies. There is so much more that you include into this stage that you can either have the students
do it individually or as pairs.
Last but not least, is the Activate stage. This is where you want the information in the study stage and actually the whole lesson to get activated into use. This is where you can do all sorts of things to get the students
activated in some sort of game such as: discussions, role-play, simulation, debates, posters, presentations. There is so much more that you can include into this stage that will have the students
activating/putting to use the information learned so far.
The ESA is a simple but great way to form a great lesson plan for just about anything! With the simple task of completing the stages of Engage, Study, Activate, you can make any lesson plan. Most importantly, you will make a fun and exciting lesson that will engage the students
and allow for them to study the topic and bring it to life in the activate stage. This is how one becomes a great lesson planner that is orderly, fun and correct.