Presenting in a foreign language

Tell a story about yourself based on a picture card in the language you are learning.

  1. Lay out a set of Dialoogle Magnum cards in a circle on the floor.
  2. Ask the students to gather around the circle and let them look at the images. Each participants choose an image that symbolises what they are passionate about, e.g. outdoor activities, sports, music, parties, etc.
  3. Ask the group to form a circle, so everyone can both see and hear what is going on. The images that have not been chosen are put away.
  4. Ask a volunteer to spend one minute presenting their chosen image in the foreign language. When they are done, everyone applauds. Afterwards, the student standing to the right takes over. It is alright to pass, but eventually all participants must take their turn – with a following applause.
  5. If the participant’s presentation halts, you may help them by asking questions like:
    “What would you like to talk about today?”
    “Can you give us an example of…?“
    “Could you imagine that…?”
    “Can you sum up why…?”
  6. Gather all the cards and lay them out on the floor so that all the images are visible.
  7. Ask the students to choose a card each symbolising why it is important to be able to give a presentation in a foreign language. The students take turns presenting their cards in plenum.

It may be a good idea to allow plenty of time for the presentations.



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