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Lesson Plan in

English for Academic and Professional Purposes

I. OBJECTIVES

Widen vocabulary and learn new words through spelling;


Pronounce certain words correctly and
Differentiate language used in academic texts from various discipline.

II. SUBJECT MATTER


From Hand to Mouth by Michael C. Corballis
Reference: EAPP-Learners Material

III. PROCEDURE

A. INTRODUCTION
Ask the students to observe people talking to one another. Tell them to pay attention to the hand
movements of these people in conversation.

B. TEACHING/MODELING
Let the students communicate to one another without using oral language. Find out how long the
students can sustain their silent conversation.

LESSON PROPER
1. Ask the students to prepare an outline of the selection. Let them identify the main headings of
the article.
2. Make the students list the evidence that vocal language was a development later than gesture
or signed language.
3. Prepare the following worksheet indicating the advantages and disadvantages of the speech or
vocal language, and of gesture or signed language.

IV. EVALUATION
1. Assign students to do a research on the origin of language.
2. Ask them to comment on the different theories of language origin.
V. AGREEMENT
Let the students discuss other developments in communication (e.g., written language, electronic
or computer-mediated communication).

Prepared by: Ms. Louise Marillac S. Baltazar