Wednesday, October 16, 2013

English conversation classes have begun...

After a break since July, I started up the conversation classes again. We had a nice number to begin with: 16 of us... just perfect for the small space! Some old faces and lots of new ones...and more have said they are coming next week!

I found some fun activities for us to get to know each other a little bit better and also learn some English: here we are doing a "getting to know you" mingle in the beginning: It was a new game I hadn't done before and it worked out really well:

 
This was followed by a comparison in pairs: find things in common, and things that are different. It was pretty fun seeing what people found out about each other...
And to end off we played a discussion game with dice and everything... it went down really well and no one wanted to leave when it was time to go!
And here is David giving his seal of approval on the evening:
Hopefully we will keep on having fun and learn some English along the way...

2 comments:

Victor said...

I'm curious about the class. Is it taught without translation or is there a lot of Bosnian spoken? Is everyone on the same level?

Belinda Chaplin said...

1.5 hours without local language... at least that is the aim! and there are very different levels in the class, but as we do exercises in pairs, groups and while mingling it is ok. I don't have a lower-level requirement, but I do make people speak...so people who can't drop out. It is about learning the skills of listening and speaking, so not much reading and writing is done... those that come regularly definitely learn a lot and I can see the improvement!

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