Unlocking Self-expression Through NLP

Integrated skills activities for intermediate and advanced students

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Unlocking self-expression through NLP, part of the Professional Perspectives series, offers you over a hundred activities that create the need and the desire in the students to express themselves, be it in speech or in writing.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming is the study of human experience, focusing on mind-body connection, on language as a mirror of the inner being and on the fact that much of our experience is mediated by powerful internal programmes we are not normally aware of.

This book starts from the perspective of NLP and provides teachers with well over a hundred activities, designed to create the wish and need in students to express themselves in English, both in speech and in writing. Talking about newly-felt, newly-apprehended sensations and ideas through English gradually changes the learner’s relationship to the language:

  • A real desire to talk and write
  • An improved realtionship with the target language
  • A growing sense of ownership of the target language
  • A growth in psychological awareness
  • A more accurate awareness of classmates and a growth of respect for them

The activities are divided up into sections that go from Warmers to Exam Preparation, from Vocabulary work to Integrated Skills practice, through strategies such as Introspection, Questionnaires, Roleplay and Storytelling.

Component ISBNs

Book 978-1-900783-88-0

One response to Unlocking Self-expression Through NLP

  1. [...] Ask the students to imagine they are looking at a photo of a place they know well. (If it helps, they can close their eyes). If their photo is in black and white, ask them to change it to colour. Ask them to make the image in the photo bigger. Ask them to imagine they are in the photo. Ask them to put a friend in the photo. Ask them to turn the photo upside down. Give students some time to imagine the changes as you tell them the instructions. After you have gone through them all, ask the students to open their eyes and then share their experience in pairs. You could give them some guiding questions: What place did you imagine? Was it easy to imagine this place? Was it easy to change the details? How did you feel when the image got bigger? How did you feel when you put yourself/your friend in the photo? (Note – this is adapted from Unlocking self-expression through NLP by Baker and Rinvolucri) [...]

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