1. Pep talk. Briefly introduce the purpose of learning English and what we want to achieve today.
2. Malaysian volunteers' self-introduction.
3. Musical Chairs. To make it more fun and interactive, those who fail to grab a chair to sit down in will have to share a fact he or she can remember.
4. Learning Centers. Based on three topics about Malaysia, my students divided into three groups rotate through the three centers led by Malaysian volunteers. Before moving on to the next one, self-introduction, Malaysian cultural significance, follow-up questions and free talk will all be covered.
5. Wrap-up. Briefly, recap what we learned today from those volunteers' perspective and my students'. Reiterate the importance of being able to use the language.
As usual, my students were quite shy in the first ten minutes or so. Then, there were smiles and laughter before long. The content those volunteers prepared were abundant yet very educational given the relatively short period of time we had. Interesting questions were asked in each learning center. The original design included World Cafe and Musical Chairs, but I changed the plan a little bit on the spot because the top priority was to complete all the three topics.
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