Speed dating game esl
Here’s how I set up my speed dating model this semester.
It is particularly useful for practising describing appearance, character and interests.
As the instructor, I assigned one-two questions per pair.
I added follow-up questions to each set so students could delve deeper into the issue if time allowed.
They loved the panel but wanted to have time to ask more questions and hear more from each person than time allowed.
In reflecting upon their feedback, I had an epiphany: speaking directly with others about their work is similar to dating.
The feedback in my class following this activity confirmed for me that this format was a richer learning experience than a traditional panel discussion. Teaching without telling: Contemporary pedagogical theory put into practice.