4 years ago
#1
ı need your help dear English teachers.I am in Secondary School. We(AS ENGLİSH TEACHERS)are thinking about creating an English Class and just speak English,no mother tongue.We think its name can be English cafe .every week we will meet up with our students and speak just English . This is an idea now,but how can we develop our project?I need your nice ideas.I am writing from Turkey.thank youu
4 years ago
#2
reply to sebos53's post #1
Hi there! That's a great idea! You will definitely need some prompts. Really good for prompting conversation are action pictures, spot the difference pictures, any pictures which can be compared and contrasted. You could also agree in advance to watch the same TV programme or film, so that you can talk about it. This is good as at a basic level, you can talk about what happened and discuss the characters. At a more advanced level, you can talk about your opinions about the programme. You could read a few newspaper or magazine articles and discuss them. A great website for this is newsinlevels. http://www.newsinlevels.com/
You can have a few language games. A good one is 'Who am I?' Each person has a name stuck to their forehead (they mustn't see it!) and by questioning, they have to guess who they are. Or 'find someone in the room who you have three things in common with'.. Some ice breaker games, to get you started. Some nice ideas on here. http://www.tinyteflteacher.co.uk/teacher/warmers.html There's also a good series of worksheets 'Picture based discussion' on all sorts of interesting topics. http://www.eslprintables.com/buscador/search.asp?nivel=any&age=0&tipo=any&contents=picture%20based%20discussion&userid=502696&user=cunliffe I do think it's a good idea particularly in the beginning, to have a topic or picture or something to focus on, rather than just expecting the conversation to flow. Wish I could come!


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