Last night was the last week of the latest cycle of English Conversation Classes. 15 people graduated, with over 24 people attending over the 9 weeks. So, what do we do during the class? Besides two movie nights, where we watch a movie in English with English subtitles, and have a discussion in English... The point is to get everyone speaking as much as possible. I include some reading and written work, but the focus is on the two skills of speaking and listening. I made up a "syllabus" which includes different discussions (on AIDS, the Environment, friends, etc), activities, pair work, group work, role plays, games, and our favourite "Lateral thinking problems".
Last night we did a pairwork exercise on "how often do you...", a role play at the airport, and finished off with a discussion game... Here we are during the airport role play: some people are "customs officials" and others are travellers... see this is not a sit down and listen to the teacher kind of class :-)