As the instructor and panel moderator, one has to manage the questions from the class as well as rein in the excitement and enthusiasm of the panel participants to impart their wisdom. I asked the class for feedback following the inclusion of two panel discussions.
Step 2: Reconfigure the desks in the classroom into a long line.The male superheroes will sit on one side and the female characters on the other. (e.g., 30 students—15 male & 15 female cards) Procedure Step 1: Divide the class into small groups.The lesson plan that follows requires students to imagine that they are a caped crusader attending a party with other superheroes.The learners create an original profile for their character and discuss this information in a speed dating session.EFL educators in Japan are constantly searching for innovative lesson ideas that will inspire learners and improve their communicative abilities.
One strategy that can facilitate oral communication and inject authentic language situations into a classroom is role-playing activities.During the activity, the students will have 10 dates with 10 different superheroes. At the end of the event, the learners will select a suitable match for their character and make a brief report to their classmates.Preparation Step 1: Before the class, print out the lesson handouts (Appendix A – Appendix D).In reflecting upon their feedback, I had an epiphany: speaking directly with others about their work is similar to dating.In dating you have to ask questions to get to know each other and you must have a conversation to learn about the other’s experiences.It’s Valentine’s Day, but Ashlie doesn’t have that special someone.