Talk toyour partners about your own experience.
▪ Causes of the Problem
o Lack of an English environment outside the classroom in which they can practice their English.
o Previousspeaking classes focused on listening rather than speaking.
o Teachers do not provide activities to encourage the use of oral English in class.
o Speaking classes lack the fun ofteaching speaking skill.
▪ Why do we need to solve this problem?
o Speaking is often the skill upon which a person is judged ‘at face value’.
o People mayoften form judgments about our language competence from our speaking rather than any of the other language skills.
o Recent teaching strategies: attention to focus on tasks that involve and makelearners negotiate, share and discuss information in contexts similar to real-life situations.
▪ How are ROLE-PLAYS going to help us?
o Role-plays require more imagination. They areunpredictable. They start at the initial scenario and can literally go in any direction.
o Non-threatening environment, and gives motivation and involvement where they have to think in English.
oRole-plays are interesting, memorable and engaging, and participants retain the material they have learned.
o Actions, opinions and movements.
o It helps us toimmerse ourselves in the role.
▪ How to teach using Role-Plays?
1. Define Objectives
2. Choose Context & Roles
3. Introducing the Exercise
5. The Role-Play
6. Concluding Discussion
▪ More about Role-Plays: Six Thinking Hats
1. White Hat: facts & figures
▪ what information do we...