Teaching Practice 7
To provide fluency speaking practice in a interview in the context of job interview
To provide clarification of good manners for job interview in the context of job interview
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
Ask students what's happening in the picture. Ask them what kind of interview it can be. Get them to think of other types of interviews. Get them to discuss the questions on Slide #2 in pairs. 1. Have you ever been interviewed for a job or a place on a course? What was it for? How did you prepare for it? How did it go? 2. Do you think it is possible to show ‘the real you’ in a short interview? Why/Why not? 3. What is the most important advice to give someone going for a job interview? Take feedback.
Distribute Appendix A to each student. Get them tick or cross related colums in 3 minutes. Get them to compare their answers. Take W/C feedback. Ask them "What else should/shouldn’t you do in an interview?" Ask them to add min. 2 more items to the list with their partners. Give them 4 minutes. Ask each pair to share one item with the class.
Write 'Job Interview' on the board. Get students to discuss in pairs about the question "What can job interview questions be about?" in 3 minutes. Elicit some answers such as skills, experiences, qualifications, reason why they would hire that person. Write them on the board and keep it until the end of the course. Give each student a different role: Employer or Employee. Get them to choose one of three jobs on Slide #5. After they made the choice, show the job post. Check if it is clear for students. Get one student to write at least 5 questions and the other to get prepared for the interview. Give them 5 to 7 minutes. Check and help while monitoring.
Get each employer to pair up with an employee. Get them to ask the questions and give the answers in 4-6 minutes. Change the partners. At the end, ask each employee which job they would choose and why. Ask each employer whom they would choose and why.
Give delayed feedback and praise good use of language.