I have a class of 10 Italian teenagers (in Italy, intermediate level) 2 hours a week: I’ve had them 3 times and they’re less than enthusiastic about what we’ve done so far. They want to do more conversation stuff but I’m at a loss for ideas. Any and all suggestions for dynamic activites would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks!
27 February, 2007 at 10:42
Total posts: 26
Reply To: Help teaching teenagers (please!)
There are lots of activities which you can use at this level profog – picture games, interactive storytelling, anecdote telling , visualisation activities, Describe and … games to name just a few. If you click here you’ll find a selection of articles which describe these and other activities for practising speaking.
most italian students are ready to rock. enthusiasm is contagious. go in with some fun activities but make sure the lesson has substance. nothing wrong with grammar games [mr rinvolucri] and once upon a time [mario with john morgan].
go easy on pop music. it can win short term favour but needs to be used sparingly and/or purposefully.
try music with clever lyrics – paul simon; james taylor or, further back, the songs of cole porter.