Ellen Hutchby Ellen Hutchby

Mini encounter class (unit 10)
low level


This is a brief encounter with the native teacher to get a feel for what it will be like, in this we will do a units warmer activity and then 2 other activities.


Abc Cue cards

Main Aims

  • To help the students relex and start thinking in English

Subsidiary Aims

  • 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


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To get students comfotrable with using English in the classroom

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.

Target language (3-4 minutes) • Can name the days of the week and months of the year.

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?

Conclusion (3-5 minutes) • To see how the students are feeling.

Ask the students - Ask them what they thought? Give them the opportunity to ask the teacher any questions they may have.

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