This discussion activity is done as a class and works best now that Christmas is right around the corner and I am sure everyone is eager to go on break!
In teaching a language, much of what we do in the classroom should involve students opening their mouths and trying out the target language. There is, of course, room for grammar, syntax and proper sentence construction, but what’s more important is to give opportunities for students to speak—to feel how the words and phrases roll off their tongues.
First step is to provide a meaningful context.
“Children have fun in Christmas! Well, that’s a fact, but why?”
Let the students have at it—with all the mistakes they can muster. Not only allow them to use the language, but also give the students the clear permission to make mistakes. Be there to help and guide them!
Let them express their thoughts.
Do you like holidays?
Do you enjoy Christmas?
What do you usually do?
What do you fancy most?
You can actually spend the whole session with just that question.
The final mind map can serve as a holiday calendar. They can check how many of these are going to make happen during their holidays. (At least this is what my students promised to do, it’s their task!).
Sometimes group work is what really matters and the pros are more than the cons.
It helps in increasing collaboration and has a scope for brainstorming, which results in getting more ideas on the way.A group works better than an individual in completing difficult tasks.Group work helps improve communication skills.
Each group today decided to work on a different city in Greece,Europe and beyond, write down interesting facts about it and present in class, so that the others should guess which city they are talking about.
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Watching films in class is an excellent teaching and learning tool.
Learning is motivating and enjoyable for both children and teachers.
Films provide authentic and varied language along with facial expressions and gestures.
They give a visual context that assists the students’ comprehension. They bring variety and flexibility in the teaching and learning process while the students practise listening, reading and speaking in follow-up tasks such as discussions and summarising.