Speed dating, a good free speech activity for a communicative classroom.

Kirstin Barnhart, Professional Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) student, decided to pursue her Professional Certificate in TEFL for many reasons. She plans to finish her certificate in December 2016. We began her story in June. (Click here to read her last blog.) Let’s see what she’s up to…

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August 20, 2016

TEFL classes are very busy- we have final exams and lesson plan presentations this upcoming week.

Q: What has been your favorite class/teacher/interaction?

A favorite class interaction was when we did “Speed Dating” in Speaking class. We were reviewing some model activities from lesson plans. In this activity, students were given role cards that gave information about who they were supposed to be and a short description about the type of person they are looking to date. We then had to take on the persona of that person and find our most ideal date. This activity was very fun and would make a good free speech activity for a communicative classroom.

Q: Do you feel more prepared to go out into the world and try and teach?

I think that these TEFL classes are preparing me well. We often have to present activities or lesson plans to the class; these presentations have improved my public speaking skills quite a bit. Also, the instructors give helpful feedback about our lessons/presentations.

– Kirstin Barnhart

Follow Kirstin’s TEFL Journey. We will post updates every month about her experience in the TEFL Professional Certificate program. Would you like more information about how you can join the TEFL Certificate program? Contact us!

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