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    cerdikpandai is offline Newbie
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    Default Help my students to speak up

    I would like to know what is the most effective way to let my students speak up. They might have a good basic English but only they are afraid to make mistake so they keep quiet. Thanks

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    Default Re: Help my students to speak up

    I had a problem with shy students until I ended each lesson with a competition/game that centered on that day´s topic. I even had a little prize (´lil hommie figurines) that I would get out of a gumball machine in the store for 50 cents. The kids went crazy for these (even though they were really rich kids) and displayed their prizes with much pride.
    I modeled the class after a very popular game show here in the U.S., "Who Wants to Be A Millionaire" and the class got exciting very fast.
    You need to set the tone, too, with some genuine enthusiasm (don´t be fake or you may kill it).
    But, I find games and competitions always get even the shyest ones to eagerly participate and try their best.

    Good luck!

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    liuyanli is offline Newbie
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    I think you should chat with them after class in your native languge, try to understand them, and be their friend. Then chat with them in English, you should give them chance to speak real Engliah.

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