Arrangement: individually & small groups
Try these methods to help facilitate a more independent-learning atmosphere in the classroom. The majority of students will not become independent overnight; there are, however, ways to encourage them.
Goals for learning
Ask students to identify their goals for learning for example: what do I want to achieve in the future? What do I find difficult? What are my strengths? How can I build on them? If possible, do this in English, but allow students to use their first language if they feel they need it.
In small groups they can discuss how they can work and develop their language learning outside the classroom.
Have each small group report back to the rest of the class, so students can share ideas.
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Activities for Inclusive Language Teaching ISBN 9783125017399