This is great for A1-A2 levels. It works on vocabulary, pronunciation, phrases… The dialog should be a “typical” one, like introducing oneself, in a cafe/restaurant, asking about someone’s family etc.
- choose or write a dialog on the white board.
- Check that the learners understand the dialog (use CCQ etc.).
- Then practice the pronunciation with simple choral and individual repetition of each sentence as a whole.
- Put them in pairs and have them read the dialog with one person A and the other B.
- Then have them switch roles.
- Now, go to the board and erase about one word per line. Repeat the process.
- Again, erase another word per line and repeat.
- This continues until there is no dialog at all on the whiteboard, only A: B: .
- Finally ask the pairs to demonstrate the dialog to the whole class.
Tip: the dialogs can’t be too long. About 6 lines (3 per person) is good, not more than 10 lines (5 per person).
1-1: This can work for 1-1 as well just as described. The language trainer takes on one of the roles.