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Unread Oct 3rd, 2010, 01:48 pm
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Hey everybody,
I've got a question about the way of teaching to the teenagers. I want to ask that how can I teach the materials of a book like INTERCHANGE to a group of students at the age of 11 to 15, in order to be interesting and for the students not to be boring. As you know INTERCHANE is divided into different parts. I'm really eager to know how to move from one part, for example listening, to another part, like grammar in a way that students don't feel this movement. I extremely appreciate your help.
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Unread Oct 25th, 2010, 07:21 pm
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I've used the Interchange Intro and 1 books successfully with middle school students, and I treat it like a really fun adult lesson. I love playing games with adults, so my lessons tend to be a bit more humorous and silly.

As Interchange lessons go, I think they are well laid out and lend themselves to a smooth transition. You open with an introductory activity, introduce vocabulary, and it leads into a related dialogue. You go over the dialogue, then focus in on a sentence or grammar point. This helps transition into the grammar section. Next lesson, you review what you studied or assigned as homework (writing), point out certain sentences or situations, and move the group into a roleplay.

As for myself, I like that there are sections. It gives me a chance to wrap up each activity, clarify things with the students, and then change gears to the next section. Teaching at an elementary school, I find it gives students a sense of progress when I put the parts of the lesson up on the board and erase each one as we go. This helps when your class has a short attention span and loses interest quickly. It also allows me to keep them in line with the promise of a game.

Do whatever works best for your students.
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Unread Oct 26th, 2010, 06:47 am
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I don't know the book so I can't help with anything really specific but this article on teaching teenagers may have some interesting information for you: Teaching Teenagers: How to Motivate and Interest Them

I find that teenagers are really a group apart. They won't appreciate being treated like children and they're not quite at ease in an adult role either so you really have to try and find the right balance.

I hope the article helps you out!


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