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Get them talking resources and ideas for use in the ell classroom

Get Them Talking- Resources and Ideas for Use in The ELL Classroom

Brenda Can

Osseo Adult Basic Education

[email protected]


Find someone who

Find Someone Who


Why oral communication

Why Oral Communication?


Why oral communication1

Why Oral Communication?

  • “Effective communication encompasses a variety of individual skills, including body language, clear speech, eye contact and active listening.”

  • http://www.ehow.com/about_5305266_effective-communication-activities.html


Why oral communication2

Why Oral Communication?

  • “Communication activities allow participants to focus on these skills and understand their impact on the effectiveness of communication.”

  • http://www.ehow.com/about_5305266_effective-communication-activities.html


The problem research shows

The problem- research shows


The problem research shows1

The problem- research shows

1. Students are reluctant to use English for spontaneous interactions in the classroom.


The problem research shows2

The problem- research shows

2. When students encounter any problems they tend to abandon their effort to communicate in English and they resort to either their native language or silence.


The problem research shows3

The problem- research shows

3. Students appeal to the teacher to provide them with the “correct” lexical item or structure.


The problem research shows4

The problem- research shows

4. Students protest that they “can’t say it.” Their reasons are usually along the lines of:

“We haven’t learned it.”


The problem research shows5

The problem- research shows

4. Students protest that they “can’t say it.” Their reasons are usually along the lines of:

“We haven’t learned it.”

“I don’t remember the word.”


The problem research shows6

The problem- research shows

4. Students protest that they “can’t say it.” Their reasons are usually along the lines of:

“We haven’t learned it.”

“I don’t remember the word.”

“I don’t know how to say it correctly.”

  • Gabrielatos, C. (1993). Learning how to fish: Fostering fluency and independence. TESOL Greece Newsletter 38, 23-26.


The problem my experience

The problem- my experience


The problem my experience1

The problem- my experience

1.Students don’t see the “need” to speak to other students.


The problem my experience2

The problem- my experience

2. Students feel they have nothing to say.


The problem my experience3

The problem- my experience

3. The more verbal students dominate the conversation.


The problem my experience4

The problem- my experience

4. Some students are not “speakers.”


Reasons to have students talk

Reasons to Have Students Talk


Reasons to have students talk1

Reasons to Have Students Talk

  • 1. They need the practice.


Reasons to have students talk2

Reasons to Have Students Talk

  • 2. They need the time to speak in an informal setting without a teacher listening to every word.


Reasons to have students talk3

Reasons to Have Students Talk

  • 3. They need a safe place to make mistakes and be able to ask questions.


Reasons to have students talk4

Reasons to Have Students Talk

  • 4. They need to be able to speak English with people who do not speak their language.


Reasons to have students talk5

Reasons to Have Students Talk

5. They need to be able to make “small talk” in social situations.


Reasons to have students talk6

Reasons to Have Students Talk

6. They need to practice speaking, listening to others, taking turns, asking questions for clarification, and making eye contact with the others in the group.


Reasons to have students talk7

Reasons to Have Students Talk

7. It’s a time for students to think about how they relate to others and if it’s “American.”


The solution

The solution


The solution1

The solution

  • Guided practice using communication activities:


The solution2

The solution

  • Guided practice using communication activities:

    Why?


The solution3

The solution

  • Guided practice using communication activities:

    Why?

  • Students are given something to talk about.


The solution4

The solution

  • Guided practice using communication activities:

    Why?

  • Students are given something to talk about.

  • Students are given specific directions.


The solution5

The solution

  • Guided practice using communication activities:

    Why?

  • Students are given something to talk about.

  • Students are given specific directions.

  • The time frame can be large or small.


The solution6

The solution

  • Guided practice using communication activities:

    Why?

  • Students are given something to talk about.

  • Students are given specific directions.

  • The time frame can be large or small.

  • Students have to work with other students.


The solution7

The solution

  • Guided practice using communication activities:

    Why?

  • Students are given something to talk about.

  • Students are given specific directions.

  • The time frame can be large or small.

  • Students have to work with other students.

  • Each student can have “a turn.”


The solution8

The solution

  • Guided practice using communication activities:

    Resources:


The solution9

The solution

  • Guided practice using communication activities:

    Resources:

  • Board Games


The solution10

The solution

  • Guided practice using communication activities:

    Resources:

  • Board Games

  • Conversation Questions


The solution11

The solution

  • Guided practice using communication activities:

    Resources:

  • Board Games

  • Conversation Questions

  • Find Someone Who


The solution12

The solution

  • Guided practice using communication activities:

    Resources:

  • Board Games

  • Conversation Questions

  • Find Someone Who

  • One Question Survey


Ways to use these activities

Ways to Use These Activities


Ways to use these activities1

Ways to Use These Activities

  • At the beginning of class


Ways to use these activities2

Ways to Use These Activities

  • At the beginning of class

  • At the end Of Class


Ways to use these activities3

Ways to Use These Activities

  • At the beginning of class

  • At the end Of Class

  • Need to mix classes


Ways to use these activities4

Ways to Use These Activities

  • At the beginning of class

  • At the end Of Class

  • Need to mix classes

  • Emergency lesson plans


Ways to use these activities5

Ways to Use These Activities

  • At the beginning of class

  • At the end Of Class

  • Need to mix classes

  • Emergency lesson plans

  • Unexpected Volunteer


Ways to use these activities6

Ways to Use These Activities

  • At the beginning of class

  • At the end Of Class

  • Need to mix classes

  • Emergency lesson plans

  • Unexpected Volunteer

  • Small class size


Comments and questions

Comments and Questions


Board games

Board Games


Board games1

Board Games

  • The Set Up:

  • Make your own boards


Board games2

Board Games

  • The Set Up:

  • Materials Needed:


Board games3

Board Games

  • The Set Up:

  • Materials Needed:

    1. Box to hold things


Board games4

Board Games

  • The Set Up:

  • Materials Needed:

    1. Box to hold things

    2. Dice (5-10)


Board games5

Board Games

  • The Set Up:

  • Materials Needed:

    1. Box to hold things

    2. Dice (5-10)

    3. Board pieces


Board games6

Board Games

  • The Set Up:

  • Materials Needed:

    1. Box to hold things

    2. Dice (5-10)

    3. Board pieces

    4. Game boards


Boards games

Boards Games

  • The Set Up:

  • Materials Needed:

    1. Box to hold things

    2. Dice (5-10)

    3. Board pieces

    4. Game boards

    5. Candy (for the free candy space)


To make game boards

To Make Game boards


To make game boards1

To Make Game boards

  • Need cardstock


To make game boards2

To Make Game boards

  • Need cardstock

  • From the Internet:

    http://bogglesworldesl.com/esl_games.htm

    29 premade games and game board templates


Different things to do

Different Things to Do


Different things to do1

Different Things to Do

  • One person answers


Different things to do2

Different Things to Do

  • One person answers

  • Everyone answers the same question


Different things to do3

Different Things to Do

  • One person answers

  • Everyone answers the same question

  • Everyone asks the player a question about their answer


Comments and questions1

Comments and Questions


Board games7

Board Games

  • Manufactured games


Board games8

Board Games

  • Manufactured games

  • Just-A-Minute


Board games9

Board Games

  • Manufactured games

  • Outburst/ Outburst Junior


Board games10

Board Games

  • Manufactured games

  • Tribond


Board games11

Board Games

  • Manufactured games

  • Mindtrap


Different things to do4

Different Things to Do


Different things to do5

Different Things to Do

  • Teacher reads questions to group at large


Different things to do6

Different Things to Do

  • Teacher reads questions to group at large

  • Make groups and each student takes a turn at reading the card


Comments and questions2

Comments and Questions


Conversation questions

Conversation questions


Conversation questions1

Conversation questions

  • Printed sheets


Conversation questions2

Conversation questions

  • Printed sheets

  • Books:

  • It’s Time to Talk!


Conversation questions3

Conversation questions

  • Printed sheets

  • Internet:

  • Iteslj.org


Conversation questions4

Conversation questions

  • Printed sheets

  • Internet:

  • Iteslj.org


Conversation questions5

Conversation questions

  • Cards


Conversation questions6

Conversation questions

  • Questions and Prompts

    (from boggleswordesl.com)


Conversation questions7

Conversation questions

  • Questions and Prompts


Conversation questions8

Conversation questions

  • Questions and Prompts


Different things to do7

Different Things to Do


Different things to do8

Different Things to Do

  • One person answers


Different things to do9

Different Things to Do

  • One person answers

  • Everyone answers the question


Different things to do10

Different Things to Do

  • One person answers

  • Everyone answers the question

  • Everyone asks the player a question


Different things to do11

Different Things to Do

  • One person answers

  • Everyone answers the question

  • Everyone asks the player a question

  • Talk for (one) minute on a question


Different things to do12

Different Things to Do

  • One person answers

  • Everyone answers the question

  • Everyone asks the player a question

  • Talk for (one) minute on a question

  • In pairs, students alternate questions


Comments and questions3

Comments and Questions


Find someone who1

Find Someone Who


Find someone who2

Find Someone Who

http:bogglesworldesl.com/adultesl1.htm

Find Someone Who Past Tense

Hint: Did you . . .?

Find someone who:

drank coffee this morning.

watched TV yesterday.

grew up in the country.

played soccer in the last week


Find someone who3

Find Someone Who

  • Shenanigames

    • Find Someone Who

    • Canned Bingo

    • What Do We Have in Common?


Different things to do13

Different Things to Do


Different things to do14

Different Things to Do

  • Find someone who says “yes”


Different things to do15

Different Things to Do

  • Find someone who says “yes”

  • Find someone who says “no”


Different things to do16

Different Things to Do

Find someone who says “yes”

Find someone who says “no”

15 variations on Find Someone Who and mingling games http://edition.tefl.net/ideas/games/find-someone-who-mingling-games


Different things to do17

Different Things to Do

1. I’m uniqueStudents have to find out something that is true only of themselves in the class, e.g. an ability only they have (“can”). They go round asking the same question (e.g. “Have you eaten crocodile?”) until they have asked everyone. If at any time they find out that it is also true of someone else, they should quickly think of another thing and start again.


Comments and questions4

Comments and Questions


One question survey

One Question Survey


One question survey1

One Question Survey

  • What have you learned at this Summer Institute?


One question survey2

One Question Survey

The Interactive Tutorial

Basis for one question survey

Survey questions ideas


Different things to do18

Different Things to Do


Different things to do19

Different Things to Do

  • After students find answers, they write full sentences about their answers.


Different things to do20

Different Things to Do

  • After students find answers, they write full sentences about their answers.

  • Students report back to the class about other students’ answers.


Different things to do21

Different Things to Do

  • After students find answers, they write full sentences about their answers.

  • Students report back to the class about other students’ answers.

  • Students report to a small group about other students’ answers


Comments and questions5

Comments and Questions


Some rules of thumb

Some Rules of Thumb


Some rules of thumb1

Some Rules of Thumb

  • The main objective is to speak English– not finish the game/activity.


Some rules of thumb2

Some Rules of Thumb

  • The main objective is to speak English– not finish the game/activity.

  • Making groups


Some rules of thumb3

Some Rules of Thumb

  • The main objective is to speak English– not finish the game/activity.

  • Making groups

    • Try to mix up the languages


Some rules of thumb4

Some Rules of Thumb

  • The main objective is to speak English– not finish the game/activity.

  • Making groups

    • Try to mix up the languages

    • Try to mix up the levels


Some rules of thumb5

Some Rules of Thumb

  • The main objective is to speak English– not finish the game/activity.

  • Making groups

    • Try to mix up the languages

    • Try to mix up the levels

    • Try to get different groups so they speak to a lot of different people


Final thoughts or questions

Final Thoughts or Questions


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