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My end-of-year flexible, collaborative & student-centred lesson menu

Level: Entry 3 – Level 2

I have used these tasks in my live sessions, but all of them may well be used in the asynchronous mode too. What is more, some of the content created by your students may be creatively used in your induction week next year.

  • Class Quiz

This is the only task on this list that requires some planning time. There are two alternatives, the questions are written by the teacher or the students, all are based on the material covered in class. Allow a few days before the class for students to contribute.

Asynchronous mode alternative: do it as Google/Microsoft quiz

  • My year at …” collaborative writing using a shared document

Give students some options to choose from, consider dividing students into groups:

  1. a story (beginnings to be provided, could be done as a speaking activity)
  2. an article
  3. a letter

Asynchronous mode alternative: each student writes their own part of the story/letter/article using a shared document

  • Q&A session

Prepare some questions to start with and encourage students to add their own questions too.

Asynchronous mode alternative: written form using a shared document, a Padlet or a collection of recordings, e.g. on Flipgrid

  • What is your favourite YouTube channel for learning? Why?
  • What film would you recommend? Why?
  • Which website do you find the most helpful for learning English? Why?
  • What book/article have you recently read that help you in your studies? Why?
  • What would you like to learn next? Why?
  • What was the most challenging part of this year for you? Why?
  • What are the three adjectives that best describe this academic year? Why?
  • Which things you have learned about in class have you used in real life?
  • In what area(s) do you feel you improved most? Why?
  • What are the three most important things you learned this year?
  • What is something you accomplished this year that you are proud of? Why?
  • What advice would you give students who will be in this class next year?

  • Complete the sentences

Display these sentences on the screen and ask your students to complete them:

In class I have learned …

From … (classmate’s name) I have learned …

I am proud of …

The best moment in class was when …

I am very happy because …

… (tasks) helped me because … 

… motivated me because …

I feel more confident when …

Asynchronous mode alternative: written form using a shared document, a gallery on Padlet or a collection of recordings, e.g. on Flipgrid

  • Staycation (normally: holiday) recommendations

Students recommend the local attractions they have visited and what they liked about them.

Asynchronous mode alternative: written form using a shared document, a gallery on Padlet or a collection of recordings, e.g. on Flipgrid

  • Inspire yourself…

Display this question on the screen and collect the answers:

If you could travel in time, what piece of advice would you give to yourself back in September 2019, when you were starting this course?

Asynchronous mode alternative: written form using a shared document, a gallery on Padlet or a collection of recordings, e.g. on Flipgrid

My personal follow up: I have collated all the tips and created a poster which I attached to the final email sent to my group with a note: Please find attached a little poster you created for the future you 😊

Thank you

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