But first, let’s take a look at some challenges to consider with learners at this level, as well as the benefits of discussion.The language journey is a long one, so many can fall by the wayside long before reaching fluency.English Language Learners will be engaged in discussions about dating through activities included in this lesson plan.Using examples from popular culture, students will discuss dating vocabulary and idioms, and compare dating in the U. with dating elsewhere.60-90 minutes ELLs will participate in grade-appropriate oral and written exchanges of information, ideas, and analyses, responding to peer, audience, or reader comments and questions.Don’t be afraid to help your weaker students with support materials such as sentence starters (i.e.
It can also be done with the original picture being a line drawing or a photo, with the former obviously being much simpler. Alibi game Each pair of students is told that they are a suspect for a murder last night and that person’s alibi, and must construct a story about what they were wearing, what the people around them looked like etc when they were at the pub rather than at the scene of the crime at the time of the murder.Other groups then guess what the job is from the ranking and then say if they agree or disagree 7.Brainstorm sentence endings board race Teams race to write as many correct ending to a sentence stem as they can, e.g.But, giving consideration to all things contextual, cultural, religious, societal, etc., you should easily be able to find some juicy topics for discussion that will see your students enthused and you still at liberty! The truth is, of course, discussion can be a useful tool at intermediate levels as well. Whereas discussion at intermediate levels may necessitate the pre-teaching of related vocabulary and phrases, at advanced levels it’s more about students thinking critically in the target language and expressing their own thoughts and opinions with fluency.(Some good ideas for topics are here and here.)Now if you’re the observant type, you’ll have noticed reference to “advanced” in the title of this post. That said, differentiation in any group will still be required.One great solution that’ll keep your students afloat and progressing is to incorporate discussion-based activities into your lessons.