Each student speaks in pairs so that everyone in the class can increase their amount of speaking.
Each student responds without looking at their notes, the handout, the textbook, the classwebsite, or the PowerPoint. They speak spontaneously.
Each student answers real situational or topical questions, not questions designed to illict a specific grammar point.
Each student answers many questions for the same topic so they go in-depth with a topic.
Each student answers many different questions. Often in class, students only get called on a few times.
Each student who answers a question or makes a response can receive formative feedback from the partner who can see a sample answer.
Each student has low emotional stress since the student is asked a question by another student and not the teacher. At the same time, often partners compete against each other to see who can answer the most questions or say the most sentences.
Each student can use the scaffolding of the asked question, the visual, etc. to help become successful in responding.
Modern Language Communication and Culture contains over 40+ communication activities that are ready to use for the classroom. To help you to find an appropriate activity, the activities have been subdivided into Modern Language (visual stories for all languages), Spanish, Can-Do, Groupings, Topics, Culture and Grammar.
Which of your activities are highly effective world language communication activities?