It is often helpful to introduce new learning activities by talking about why you're including it in the course.

Make sure you explain how the activities you've planned are linked with the course learning objectives.

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This lesson plan focuses on conversational practice to encourage English learners to use a wide variety of language functions such as demanding explanations, making complaints, giving warning, etc.

The activity used is a variation on the popular practice of speed dating.

This is a speaking activity that I made for my teenage classes on Valentine’s Day, but you could do it anytime.

It’s based on the concept of speed dating so you will need to organize the seats in 2 rows, with guys on one side and girls on the other.

You might also consider asking students why they think you've asked them to engage in a certain activity.

Among other reasons students may cite, active learning often... We end up with the same speakers sharing their strongly held opinions while the rest of the class sits with glazed eyes.That led me to create a new discussion style: “Speed Dating Discussion.” One set of students stays sitting in chairs while the other group rotates around.Introductions and icebreakers; helping students cover a lot of material (e.g., sharing what they learned from readings); starting class discussion¬; allowing all students to speak without taking a lot of class time. Each person interviews the other, with questions provided by the instructor. Effects of small-group learning on undergraduates in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology: A meta-analysis. Then the pair finds another couple and forms a quad. Active learning goes by many names and can assume many forms, such as pairs of students conducting peer reviews, small groups of students discussing the assigned reading, or highly-structured cooperative learning projects that extend over the entire quarter.