Unlocking ESL Learners’ Speaking Potential by Integrating a Reward System as a Component into Lesson Planning: A theoretical approach

Arokia Immaculate Sheela S

PhD Research Scholar, Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Tirupattur, India

Dr. Joy Christina Sara Jayakodi

Assistant Professor, Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Tirupattur, India.

Keywords: Reward system, Component, Lesson Planning, ESL learners, Speaking skill


The main focus of the paper is on including a reward system as a component in lesson planning to help ESL learners develop their speaking abilities. This paper aims to improve learners’ speaking abilities by motivating and engaging them within the context of a particular lesson. The usefulness of incorporating a reward system is examined in the study, along with some useful advice for its implementation. The literature study demonstrates the various ways that reward systems affect motivation and performance in educational contexts. Notably, no prior research has particularly investigated the inclusion of a reward system as a COMPONENT in lesson plan to maximise the speaking abilities of ESL learners. Therefore, adding a rewards system to lesson planning is an innovative strategy in this situation. The study underlines the value of setting clear goals, choosing suitable rewards, keeping track of progress, and giving feedback. Teachers can create a stimulating and engaging learning environment that strives to boost students’ confidence in speaking English and reinforce desired behaviour by introducing a reward system into lesson planning. The main idea emphasises how the reward system not only encourages students but also enables teachers to track and evaluate the accomplishment of specific objectives within a given class and a particular lesson. The article ends by highlighting the need for additional study to examine how generalizable this approach is in various ESL learning environments.


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