Speed dating activities
It's been a busy one for me, and I've gotten a little behind in my blogging..I've been trying some new ideas in my classes that I'd like to share with you.
This one actually was inspired by my principal, who mentioned it in passing in one of our departmental meetings.
You will want to use a bell, buzzer, or some kind of sound to notify participants when the two minutes is up so they don't have to time keep on top of participating in introductions.
The idea was to try a speed-dating style speaking activity. One student in each group had a profile that I created giving basic information such as their name, age, where they lived, their nationality, etc.
To make it more fun, they had a simple costume to wear as well... The profiles included Jack Sparrow, Santa Claus, Yoda, Elvis, George W. The other person in the group was the interviewer and was given a card on which I'd written some basic questions in French, such as .
Attendees are paired with each person attending the session for two minutes.
At the end of the two minutes, the people move to their next partner.
During this time, I was circulating around the room & trying to listen to each group for a few seconds.