This page contains ideas, activities, and materials for developing students' speaking skills in English from the Total Immersion Program in Beijing.


Field Trips









Games









Movies & Video Clips

- Note how the three different question types make it possible for the teacher to differentiate instruction based on different skill levels





Paired Activities & Mixers







Presentations










Pronunciation


Boggle's World has many pronunciation activities available. Activities greatly enjoyed included these family relations activities.


Reading


Participants read selections from ASCD, Reader's Digest, Time, and Scholastic.

Reading on Play


Take a Hike Reading




True Colors


True Colors Test

True Communication with True Colors - Tips on communicating with people of each color type

True Colors in the Classroom - Tips on using True Colors to understand teaching and learning styles and managing classroom behavior

Coaching Tips When Teaming (True Colors) - Tips for leaders on using True Colors to gain more effective results when collaborating with others or working in teams


Writing


Participants maintained a daily journal, writing on a variety of prompts.

- This was used as a program pre-assessment