The Present, Practice, Production (PPP) lesson plan has three core parts. New language, such as grammar, pronunciation, or vocabulary, is given to students during the Present stage.
In the second stage, Practice, students are then allowed to work with the new language they were just given. This can be accomplished in the form of individual, pair, or group work. In the third stage, students are given tasks that allow them to reinforce the new content through production: dialogues, role-plays, written work, and so on.
In the PPP lesson plan is designed to generate interest, recall past work, or to lower the affective filter. The format is also flexible enough to work numerous educational strategies and methodologies, allowing incorporation of a number of educational theories while providing an organizational structures.
This lesson plan template is designed for creating both receptive and productive PPP style plans. This template can be modified to easily address the needs of PPU or ESA type lessons for teachers preferring a different method.
Want to know more about writing a PPP lesson for EFL learners? Check out this detailed paper on how a PPP lesson works in the language classroom.
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