Developing Skills in the Classroom



This assignment must be done in pairs and has to fulfil the following conditions:

- Length: between 6 and 8 pages (without including cover, index or appendices –if there are any-).
- Type of font: Arial or Times New Roman.
- Size: 11.
- Line height: 1.5.
- Alignment: Justified.

If for some reason you cannot do the assignment in groups, you will have to do it individually (notice that individual assignments will be penalized. The maximum score a student can get is 8/10). The individual assignment must have a length between 8 and 10 pages approximately (without including cover, index or appendix –if there is any).

The assignment has to be done in this Word document and has to fulfil the rules of presentation and edition, as for quotes and bibliographical references which are detailed in the Study Guide.

Also, it has to be submitted following the procedure specified in the Study Guide. Sending it to the teacher’s e-mail is not permitted. Both members of the group have to send the assignment.

In addition to this, it is very important to read the assessment criteria, which can be found in the Study Guide.

The assignment mark is 70% of the final mark.


Take the unit from the course book Bachillerato Made Easy, Richmond Publishing, available in the Assignment materials section (at the same place where you can find this paper): Materials 1, and the unit ‘Botellón!’ from an English textbook published in the Basque Country (2010) for teenagers: Materials 2. Compare and contrast the way the two units deal with the four skills. You should refer to the following matters:
- The learning theories implicit in the way the units are presented and developed.
- The extent to which the skills are integrated.
- The product-process aspects of the two units.
- The ‘authentic/genuine’ aspects.
- The...