Increasing student interaction by Larysa Telegan School №2 Cherkasy
Characteristics of interaction • practice that enhances the development of speaking and listening among the learners. • communication of any sort, for example two or more people talking to each other, or communication among groups.
Practical aim • helps learners to develop language learning and social skills
Interaction Teacher-student Student-student Student-content Student - content discussions debates role – play story – telling soliloquies conversation assignments goals assessments Online discussion threads group projects peer reviews study groups video chat sessions
Problems • Student resistance • Self – consciousness • Large classes • Mixed abilities • Lack of motivation • Insufficient language
How can we promote an increase in student interaction? • pre – teaching task language • providing support • giving preparation time • varying the interaction • having different levels of task • providing a reason
Think-Pair-Share • Ask a question • Give students some time to think • Share thoughts with a partner • Share thoughts with the whole group
Circle Chat • Students stand in two circles • Students in the inside circle face their partner in the outside circle • Ask the question • At the two minute signal students in the outside circle take one step to the left
Tourists • e.g. Topic “London. Places of interest” • Each student takes one picture and mimes doing smth which is typical for that place. • Students ask yes/no questions and compete trying to guess places of interest. Can you see a bridge there? Is there the Queen in this place?
Pupil`s Book by O.Karpiuk “English 5” Match the holiday with their dates and say as in the example. a) 1.New Year a) August 24 2.Christmas b) May 9 3.Easter c) January 1 4.Independence Day d) January 7 5.Victory Day e) April ( or May ) Example: The New Year is on the 1st of January b) Ask and answer in pairs. When is..? It is on the… c) Work in groups. Have a talk about your favourite holiday.
Upper Intermediate Students`Book “Success.” Read the quotes on the website. In groups discuss what they mean. Which do you like best and why? Exchange information with the other groups. You learn as much by writing as by reading. A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. Lord Acton Thomas Mann The truth is that many of us write novels for the same reason that George Mallory gave for climbing Everest- “Because it`s there”. Th Louise Doughty
References: • www.teachingenglish.org.uk • www.colorincolorado.org/article/13346 • www.teachstone.org. • http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/certop/imp_sti.html • http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/teaching-guides/interactions/motivating-students/