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  • 1. Learner-Centered Activities Sarah Tsai-Feng Yin Instructor, Department of English Aletheia University [email_address]
  • 2.
    • For students to know YOU
      • Q & A
      • Personal Info. Flower
      • Students’ Generated Qs
    • For students to know each other
      • Find Someone Who…
      • Who Am I Looking For?
  • 3.
    • For students to know YOU
      • Q & A
        • Have students ask you questions voluntarily
          • You are lucky if you can get 5 questions in 10 minutes
          • Prepare yourself for lots of PERSONAL questions
  • 4.
    • Modified Q & A
        • Put students in teams
        • Have each team stand up and give a time limit. (2 min.)
        • Whoever asks you a question can sit down
        • Whichever team has most people sit down in the time you set is the winner
        • Give each team a bonus point if they can report back about what they know about you from the questions other teams ask
  • 5.
      • Personal Info. Flower
        • Draw a flower with some PERSONAL information around it
          • Put students in small group
          • Let them figure out what the information might be
          • Have them use questions to confirm their guesses with you
          • You can get a quick picture on what your students’ levels are in terms of grammar, question forming skills, vocabulary, creativity etc..
  • 6. Personal Information Flower NAME
  • 7. 18 7:30AM purple dolphins SARAH 24 fast food by MRT England Getting to Know ME New York speak Taiwanese
  • 8.
      • Students’ Generated Questions
          • Put students in small groups
          • Let them write down questions they would like to ask you
          • Have them switch the paper and guess the answers to questions that are written by other groups.
          • Return the paper to the original group they switch the paper with and have them start asking you the questions on the paper.
  • 9.
    • For students to know each other
      • Find Someone Who…
        • Good for you to mingle students and get them to start talking with each other in 5 minutes
        • Good for you to review different patterns/grammar and quickly know how well your students know about those basic patterns/grammar
  • 10.
    • For students to know each other
      • Who Am I Looking For?
        • Good for you to know how good students are in forming sentences
        • Good for you to know how wide students’ vocabulary is
  • 11.
    • Who Am I Looking For?
      • Give each student a small piece of paper
      • Ask them to write down sentences about themselves
      • Mix the paper and have each student pick one
      • Have students stand up and walk around asking questions based on the sentences on the paper they have
      • Whoever finds whom the paper belongs to should write down the name of writer, keep the paper and sit down right away.
  • 12. Questions???