Activities like speed dating
I set my room up in a big circle with desks facing each other like this… Plus other fun questions like these: Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend? I have used a bell or percussion instrument to signal for them to move, but this year I’m looking for a smooching sound app to spice things up!Then I will give them a list of questions for each student to answer on their own. I will give them 15 seconds one time, 30 the next, and sometimes 1 minute (which gets uncomfortable, but it great to get them asking their OWN questions.) At the end, I have them pick the most interesting date they had and have they write down what they learned about that person (in the language) and the guy and girl with the most votes will win a cupcake/candy from me! Valentine’s Day is a great time to try SPEED DATING!Set up the chairs in two circles, a small circle and a larger circle outside of that.Make sure that the chairs are facing each other and there are an equal amount of chairs in the inside circle as well as the outside circle.These questions will include what we have learned this year in level 1 like the following: What’s your name? * They may not speak in the target language 100% of the time, but 5-6 minutes of actually speaking the language is a lot more than 10 seconds if we were asking the questions!!
The format or idea of how the game is played is like speed dating.
Every kid will sit across from another kid, can be same or opposite sex, and will have a task to complete in 30 seconds before they rotate to the next person.