Interactive Classroom Activities
This my list of Interactive Classroom Activities, Click on the name of the activity at the beginning of the paragraph for more information
#1 A Cup of Conversation
Cup of Conversation is another good warmer to improve your students’ fluency. Students pick topics from a cup and discuss it in pairs, and then change topics and swap partners.
#2 Opinion Dictation
#3 Fast Photos
#4 Define it
#5 Word Board
#6 Drawing Dictation
#7 Word by Word Story
#8 Running Dictation
A Running Dictation is an activity that can engage your learners because they have to get out of their seat and teacher usually use it to practice reading, listening, speaking and writing.
Here is a video of how the Running Dictation activity was implemented in a language classroom
Examples of Running Dictation Activities
- Running Dictation (TeachingEnglish.org.uk)
- Running Dictation (LearningEnglish.de)
- Passive Voice Running Dictation (BusyTeacher.org)
#9 Board Races
#10 Chinese / English Whispers
Chinese Whispers is a game played around the world, in which one person whispers a message to another, which is passed through a line of people until the last player announces the message to the entire group.
Errors typically accumulate in the retellings, so the statement announced by the last player differs significantly, and often amusingly, from the one uttered by the first. Reasons for changes include anxiousness or impatience, erroneous corrections, and that some players may deliberately alter what is being said to guarantee a changed message by the end of the line.
This game really tests listening and speaking skills and encourages teamwork. To make it more enjoyable, add a competitive element. Split the class into teams, and the team that more closely matches the original phrase scores a point.
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