Jan 19th, 2013, 07:07 am
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Join Date: Sep 30th, 2009
| | Activities/Ideas for the first day of an EAP course
I haven't been back to this forum for a while! A belated happy new year to you.
I was wondering if had any suggestions for activities for the first day of an English for Academic Purposes class.
I was thinking of keeping it light but focussed: getting to know my students, their needs, strengths and weaknesses through a questionnaire.
The class is a 90 minute one and I'm going to have to devise materials as I go along - no syllabus!
In addition, my class will be a mixed ability one, 20-25 - University students from an Asian background.
As many teachers, my biggest fear is boring my students and not keeping things snappy. I don't want to dive in straight away with a listening or a complex written task, as it's the first day and I don't want to terrify them.
Maybe a paragraph organising activity or a dictogloss?
Please feel free to suggest some activities that you have used and that worked.