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Technical Drawing and Materials
Level: Summer ESL+D / ESL beginner to low-intermediate
Language Focus: Simple Present + Prepositions of place + descriptive vocabulary
Design Focus: Technical drawing and materials
Time: 3 hours 25 min. (3h activities + 25min. break+debrief)
Prep time: 2.5 hours
In this activity, students practice both descriptive and design vocabulary through direct observation. The teacher uses a combination of oral description, drawing, and writing to introduced articles, prepositions; the final descriptive text will enable an organic introduction to the Present Indicative during peer review. Students work in teams to piece together a complete description (visual+text) of their composition to later engage in a guessing game. Students translate descriptive analysis into a multi-modal communication system—oral description, notetaking, and directed drawing— through direct observation, listening and speaking.
Teams’ arrangement in space and final productions. ESL adult students, Summer 2016. School of Public Engagement at The New School; instructor, Niberca Polo
- Prepositions of Place
- Technical Drawing, by David Goetsch (Section 1: Basics; 2. Technical Drawing with Instruments, page 45)
- Technical drawing vocabulary