I read this article in a blog from Saudi Arabia
I teach English language for High school students. My course book has many lessons which focusing on some drills relating to reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. But one of my lovely lessons which is about conversations .Actually, I read the conversation loudly .Then I start discuss the content of conversation.
This traditional method makes me sick. I wish I could change this to something unfamiliar and something unusual. I suggest that How much I would like that I could make connection with another classroom around the world their students are native speaker .We can use Skype messenger to connect with another classroom in for example “England “.
You ask me” How can we do that?”. I replied ” we can do that by making connection by Skype messenger .Before that we have to make preparation between you as a teacher of classroom and another teacher .You have to discuss which conversation you would like to discuss .Then when you agree .You can then explain you lesson as usual .Then when Practice time begins you open Skype messenger .Then make connection with a teacher in another classroom in England .Take a permission from him to start practicing .After that, choose one of your students to make conversation with another students in another classroom who are native speaker .That’s will be very interesting .Also that’s will encourage students to speak as I think.
Here in Saudi Arabia we follow single sex education .In Britain there are Single sex education you may make agreement with them .So don’t bother yourself .You will see just males .
What I explain is just dreams I hope I can see it once a day.