Learning foreign languages through conversation

This is a fun way for pupils to practice a foreign language by telling each other a story about a holiday they have been on.

  1. Lay out the Dialoogle picture cards on the floor.
  2. Ask the pupils to choose a picture card that symbolises the best holiday they have ever been on.
  3. Ask the pupils to pair up and remain standing.
  4. The pupils take turns telling their story to their partner in the foreign language. The teacher circulates among the pairs and serves as a live dictionary. Use no more than 1.5 minutes for this part of the exercise. When both pupils have finished telling their story, ask them to hold up their cards to signal that they are ready to begin a new dialogue.
  5. Form new pairs and repeat the exercise until almost all pupils have conversed with each other about their holiday.

You may also discuss other subjects that you find suitable for the lessons.



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