Mini encounter class (unit 10)
To help the students relex and start thinking in English
To get to know the teachers, and learn some vocab they might not have known.
To give them a good first experience in a mini encounter
Procedure (9-14 minutes)
ask student on your right - What's your name? Then say the students name followed by your name. Her names ........ . My names ....... turn to student on your left, gesture to student on your right, introduce the first student, then you and then him/herself. Continue around the circle with each person adding his/her information.
Ask - What day is it today? Elicit from students. Ask - What month is it? Elicit from students gesture to student on left - mime the word you are going to say - then get them to say what the think you said. Concept check - Is Monday a day or a month? Ask - What about January?
Ask the students - Ask them what they thought? Give them the opportunity to ask the teacher any questions they may have.