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Unit 5: Role-Plays


Welcome to Let's Teach English. This series offers free online training for English language educators worldwide. Voice of America and the University of Oregon are partners on this project. In this lesson, the teacher presents the learning strategy summarize.

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In this lesson, the teacher sets up a marketplace to use in a shopping role-play. We join the class as the teacher is reviewing common phrases for shopping exchanges. Students separate into groups using a method that requires them to talk with each other.

Students use new language in a authentic context through their role-plays. The shoppers and shopkeepers have different information. This creates a purpose for their communication.

Teacher Preparation Video Transcript

This episode shows a model of teaching through role plays and group projects. Click on the image below to download a pdf of the transcript.

Let's teach English Unit 5: Role-Plays
Let's teach English Unit 5: Role-Plays

Women Teaching Women English Text

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Women Teaching Women English Unit 5: Shopping
Women Teaching Women English Unit 5: Shopping

Women Teaching Women English Listening

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The Let’s Teach English video series offers free online training for English language educators worldwide. It is based on the Women Teaching Women English text for adult, beginning level learners. Voice of America and the University of Oregon are partners on this project. The course includes:

  1. An introductory segment which summarizes the main topics of second language teaching and shows classroom examples of the topics.
  2. Ten 5-minute video episodes based on the units of Women Teaching Women English. Each of these episodes provides a model of communicative language teaching through simulated language classroom interaction.
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