What are Teacher-less activities?
A teacher-less activity can loosely be defined as:
– an activity that involves students turning to one another as sources of knowledge, information, and opportunities to practice the target language.
– not teacher-fronted
o Are noisy and chaotic.
o Put students at the center.
o Allow students to control the pace.
o Allow students opportunities to negotiate meaning. o Encourage students to cooperate with one another. o Allow multiple levels in one classroom.
o Build community.
o Lower effective filters.
o Stimulate real conversation (and allow it).
o Allow teachers to act as participants.
o Avoid the “blah blah blah Ginger trap”.
o Are student friendly.
o Are VERY teacher friendly.
o Are FUN!