Guided Dialogue Construction Study Guide
Do you have a problem getting your ESL/ELL students to speak? Are they shy about doing role-plays? Do they have difficulty in constructing sentences and organizing a conversation? If so then this is your ticket. This is an instructional technique which is called, "Guided Dialogue Construction." Students use pair work, guided practice, and role-play to construct meaningful and organized conversations. They are given a study guide with appropriate mechanics, phrases and vocabulary to help them construct role-plays where they meet people and make, accept and politely decline invitations.
It is effective because it helps students to develop and organize a conversation while thinking about and learning the language and phrases they need. It also is teacher-friendly because you are able to circulate and work individually with students in a more relaxed and non-threatening manner.
I have taught ESL for over 20 years and this is by far one of my favorite activities. I think you and your students will enjoy it. The study guide by itself is well worth the price of admission. (See the preview for more details.)