A socializing game: Driver’s seat (by Anne Hodgson)

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6 Responses

  1. Barbara Barbara says:

    I am SO glad I’ve gotten to know you online, Anne. I really appreciate your enthusiasm for learning, and experience teaching.

    I am already thinking about how I can adapt this activity for my senior group this week–I think they’ll love it!

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

  2. Marisa Pavan says:

    What a resourceful post! Many times it’s really difficult to make students speak and this task gives context to a conversation and helps students not to feel at a loss.
    Thanks for sharing it!

  3. Anne Hodgson Anne Hodgson says:

    Thank you Barbara – and Marisa! The metaphor of the driver’s seat really worked for these assistants, giving them a sense of control and security. Of course they aren’t always expected to drive the small talk – with their Arab and Japanese visitors, for instance, they said they’ll usually take a back seat.

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