In the second half of Module six, emotional intelligence is introduced. The

Video Emotions helps students with understanding the categories of

emotions and the nuances. However, the emotion posters can be very

effective used in a class also. They provide a wonderful stimulus for both class discussions and writing assignments. For discussions, take one poster at a time. First, use it to generate a list of vocabulary words. A wonderful exercise is to do a joint story. The first line of the story is given and the students take turns adding

the rest of the story. Individual writing can then follow this.

 

The reading poses few problems for this level of student with the addition of the vocabulary words below.

 

Vocabulary Words for A Reading on Emotions

Emotion =A feeling accompanied by thoughts and physical reactions

Unhook = to be free of

Dissolve = Destroy or eliminate

Empathize = Understand deeply

Adept  =Skillful

Authentic = Genuine, sincere

Cluster = Groups

Nuances = The same idea with a small difference

 

 

 

After watching the video on emotions, in small groups, have the students look

at each word in each category making sure they know the difference between each word. In order to teach the various words, it is suggested that the students

role-play different ways of being angry etc. As they role-play different ways, you can point out which of the nuances fit that particular role-play. This helps the students to under stand the nuances and to contextualize the words for themselves. Repeat with each of the categories. An alternative is to use the Emotion posters that have

each of the categories.

 

Expanded activities:

Play charades with the words.

In pairs, ask native

English speakers to explain the difference

between the groups of words in each category. Report to the

 

An Activity: A Test of Your Emotional Intelligence

Intermediate to advanced level students have few problems

linguistically with this activity

 

. However, certain cultures may need more facilitation in naming emotions.

 

Final Reflection:

 

This is a good opportunity to teach ESL students appropriate

salutations in informal correspondence.

 

 

 

Grammar and Writing

 

Re-read the transcript to the video. Find the gerunds in the transcript. In pairs, write the sentence with the gerund on the board and explain to your classmates the grammatical reason for the use of the gerund. If you are not sure, ask your teacher.

 

The emotion posters provide a wonderful stimulus for both class

discussions and writing assignments. For discussions, take one poster at a time. First, use it to generate a list of vocabulary words. Then while the student can then write an essay, an alternative is to write a community language story. Either the teacher or a student can write as the class adds to the stimulus line. An example of first lines is given below each description.

 

(The young woman in a blue chair)

Once there was a beautiful daughter who had an interesting problem.

(The woman in pink pants, pointing and laughing)

It  wasn’t  meant  to  be  funny,  but…

(The man wearing a white hat and the woman standing.)

That  day,  they  felt  very  proud  because….

(The woman in white with her hands on her hips.)

She  couldn’t  believe  her  eyes.

(The woman with a hat holding a baby.)

When I was only a little baby, someone came into my life who…

(The woman in black with a blue

can on the table in front of her.)

There  was  a  rich  woman  who  lived  to  eat.    But  one  day…

(Little boy with a finger pointing at him)

If  only  he  had  listened  to  what  she  said  that  day!

(Man standing with the red rocking chairs)

The man had come from very

far away and no one knew….

(Woman in yellow looking at something/one)

A  woman  felt  very  sad  because…

(Young woman in pink crouched in the sand)

Many years ago, there was a very frightening….