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The Basics

  • Choose content that excites people
  • Frame the experience with English usage expectations, fun and interestĀ 
  • Keep instruction short, simple, and applicable to the next stepĀ 
  • Make each step rewarding
  • Keep each stage in focus
  • Help students notice what matters
  • Observe students reactions (watch and listen with interest)
  • Use positive language as a rewards (be specific – what, why, when)
  • Use different types of rewards (smiles, laughs, hand gestures, points)Ā 
  • Use sounds in place of negative language
  • Give specific feedback
  • Hold students accountable to the feedback
  • Maintain motivation by adding or removing the complexity of skills and language
  • Gauge the students’ interest at every stageĀ 
  • Observe actions and attitudes
  • Observe the timing of the task
  • Conclude the task
  • Summarize the task
  • Get feedback about on the task
  • Link it to whatā€™s next
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