October 10, 2013

Favorite Structured Language Practice Activities!

Hi everyone,
Recently I was asked for a list of my favorite structured language practice activities.  There are so many that it was hard to choose just a few.  I began to compile a list of these tried and true old favorites and I thought I would share them here with you.  Each Tuesday for a while I will post a couple of fun activities to promote language practices.  Many you will recognize or remember and hopefully you will find one or two to use with your class!  I would love to hear what some of your favorites are!
Happy Teaching!

1.  Students create interview questions and responses with a partner.  The partnership chooses a job and then creates questions and responses using taught language frames and vocabulary.
2.   Partner Bs then rotate through the other groups
3.  By using the interview responses Partner B is interviewed by the “new” partner A.
4.  Partner B responds by using the provided responses for the job interview.

Inside/Outside Circle
1.   Divide students into two groups.
2.   One group forms a circle and turns around to face to the outside.
3.  The other group of students forms an outside circle by facing a peer from the inside circle.
4.  The teacher provides the language prompts, replies and vocabulary.
5.   The teacher stands in the center to observe student prompts and replies.
6.  After allowing time for practicing the taught language, the teacher has the students in the outside circle move one or more peers to their right or left.
7.   Practice continues with a new partner.

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