Is This the Rise of Smart Manufacturing?
ESL news-based lesson plan
This ESL reading lesson plan deals with the theme of the 4th Industrial Revolution. In particular the role it is playing in changing the manufacturing industry. The ESL lesson is based on the article A fourth industrial revolution is powering the rise of smart manufacturing by Lisa De Propris : Professor of Regional Economic Development, University of Birmingham which was published by The Conversation.
It focus on practicing key skills related to reading, speaking, collaboration and critical thinking. You will need at least 90 minutes to complete this lesson, if used as a flipped classroom ESL lesson. However, lesson can run up to 3 hours ( consider two 90-minute lessons or for university teachers adjust as needed).
Student’s fillable PDF worksheet and the ESL Interactive presentation lesson slides can be used for teaching English online.
While targeting intermediate and upper-intermediate language learners of english, it is highly adaptable as it have been purposely designed to faciliate mixed-levelled classes. This includes in a tertiary institution such as a university or within a professional environment, targeting professionals.