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Translation Techniques

Conditionals : zero, first and second

A group of 5 ELL´s (English language learners) that are currently living in the United States and go to a public school, who are all on 6th grade and their level of proficiency is between A1 to B1 in the english language. This will happen during their language enrichment class which takes place every day for 45 minutes, which is mandatory for them until they get the expected WIDA score (WIDA mesuares their profeciency as nonnatives of the language) more info on WIDA on the link below

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Topic Context Objetive

the learning target is for the students to identify, differenciate and use the conditionals (zero, 1st and 2nd) in context, while also applying what they had learnt in regards of the present simple tense, past tense and will and would. Students will be able to apply apply the grammar translation method with a communicative approach to show how they can communicate and participate of the class

the students will create a slide with the name 2 "truths and a lie" in which they need to present the use of the zero, first and second conditional (in no particular order) by providing a sentence they have written themselves with the premise of having 2 of them as truths and 1 of them as a lie. the idea is for his-her classmates to vote at the end and see if all of them guessed the lie taking into account their understanding of the conditionals.more infomation on the game can be checked in the link below

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the students will received a worsheet for them to practice all the conditionals , they can look at their notes on the explanation and the vocabulary sheet also provided by the teacher.for this activity they will have 10 minutes.after the 10 minutes have past, the teacher will read the answers to them to see how accurate they were.

TThe teacher will beging with a small review of present simple, past simple and the difference among the modal verbs ¨will - Would¨.then, a presentation will be shown with the grammatical structure of the conditionals.under the explanation, there are 2 phrases that they need to match to the grammatical structure of the conditional above.

Description of the activity Presentation Practice Production

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  • Zlatnar, M., Mikolič T. and Žigon T. (2017). I know languages, therefore, I can translate? A comparison between the translation competence of foreign language and Interlingual Mediation students. In Colina, S., American Translation and Interpreting Studies Association, & Angelelli, C. (2017). Translation and Interpreting Pedagogy in Dialogue with Other Disciplines. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 84 - 87. https://bibliotecavirtual.unad.edu.co/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=1531898&lang=es&site=eds-live&scope=site&ebv=EB&ppid=pp_83
  • Fazal, S., Majoka, D. M. I., & Ahmad, D. M. (2016). Integration of Grammar Translation Method with Communicative Approach: A Research Synthesis. International Research Journal of Art & Humanities, 44(44), 121–130. http://search.ebscohost.com.bibliotecavirtual.unad.edu.co/login.aspx?direct=true&db=hus&AN=121267994&lang=es&site=eds-live&scope=site

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