Arabic Language Mini Lesson Checklist

Teacher Action






Uses the target language (L2) 90% of the lesson.






Encourages students to use the target language.






Uses L1 (English) to make language comprehensible






Uses visuals, concrete objects, hands‐on experiences, and context to present and practice new vocabulary.






Ensures that all practice is meaning‐based.






Provides frequent opportunities for students to use their language skills in real world contexts.






Uses rote drills.






Assures that there is more student talk than teacher talk.






Provides pair and/or group activities that engage students in communication for real‐world interaction.





Uses authentic materials.





Uses a variety of instructional materials to support language‐learning objectives.





Uses voice inflection and caregiver talk to facilitate comprehension.





Conducts multiple checks for understanding.





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