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Guides we have developed for "English Corner" discussion groups

Sub-pages:   Home Up Success (discussion) Mom's Day (discussion) Motivation (discussion)

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The best way to improve your English is to use it!


These "English Corner" TEFL Discussion Guides provide lots of quotes* to talk about!


Mother's Day Discussion Guide


Motivation Discussion Guide


Success Discussion Guide

*A quote is something in quotation marks (“ ”) to show that it is exactly what someone wrote or said.


(Watch for more guides to come; in the meantime, there are LOTS of discussion questions in our Movie Study Guides!)


How to use these discussion guides:


Note to small group leaders: Begin by asking a numbered discussion question. Try to get everyone in your group to answer before you (or a group member) read the quotations. After each quotation, talk about or ask someone to look up unfamiliar words or phrases. Ask the teacher for help if needed! If you have time, ask a group member to re-phrase each quote in his/her own words. Then move on to the next discussion question. We’ll rearrange the groups after about 15 minutes. But this isn’t a “race” to finish the page first—the goal is to TALK in ENGLISH as much as possible about these ideas and quotes!

Note to teachers or English Corner leaders: To lead this discussion with more than 10 people, I encourage you to train students in advance to lead subgroups. A few days before the large "English Corner," go over the quotes and questions with your "leaders" and answer their questions. Those below "band 4 level" will have difficulty with the language, so encourage the leaders to simplify the quotes or to present paraphrases or translations. Then, when leading the larger English Corner, I present the first section as a large group discussion, and then we break into smaller groups. My student-leaders ask the questions, encourage discussion, and then read/discuss the quotes. After 15-20 minutes, we all come back together, get feedback on what the groups discussed, and then encourage participants to find a different group to join. This discussion guide was created for use in China, but could be adapted to any group of English-learners.


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