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Ideas needed for groupwork resource book

 
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getintogroups



Joined: 31 Dec 2008
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:47 pm    Post subject: Ideas needed for groupwork resource book Reply with quote

Do you have a tried-and-true technique or short activity you use to divide your students up for group or pairwork? How do you get them to work with students that they donít already know and who donít speak their native language?

Iím an ESL teacher and materials developer and am interested in your input for a project that will include a compilation of resources on group work. If your submission is included you will be credited and will receive a copy of the compilation for your own reference. If interested, please email me with a brief description of your technique/activity, along with all of your pertinent info. Youíll be contacted for further details if your submission meets the projectís guidelines. Thanks for your help!
You can post your info here, or write to: getin2groups@yahoo.com
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emile



Joined: 31 May 2004
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Location: SE Asia

PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi.

I don't really like to use an activity or method to group them. I prefer to select the groups myself and I often take the time to plan this out before the class.

I don't want one student to dominate the group, and I don't want to have 'alpha males' together. I want the students to feel comfortable and have partners who they can work well together with.
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emile



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...and I just noticed your email address. awesome!
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