Role Plays for Adult ESL by Rike Neville. Thinking of something that is NOT pandemic related can be difficult unless you are currently social distancing on a yacht.
So, go with it! Give your students the space to take on the role of someone else and talk about their opinions, feelings, and fears. Included: teacher's page of instructionsRate It: students rate how strongly they agree or disagree with given statementsMatch It: Students match to create a conversation.Dialogue Script: Students use the conversation from the Match It exercise to talk about how to use Zoom.Essential Vocabulary: Three pages of pandemic and COVID-19 related vocabulary & definitions Character Cards for: Six scenarios for partnersTwo scenarios for groups of threeOne scenario for a group of fourFour cards with a total of 13 thought-provoking discussion questions Distance Learning?
Single-page character cards for each scenarioSingle-page discussion cards. Role Plays for ESL Adults: Getting an Apartment & more by Rike Neville. In this role play resource, students will practice using language they’ve learned so they can feel more confident when looking for an apartment, signing a lease, dealing with landlords and roommates, calling for maintenance, etc.
I created this role play resource to give adult ESL students a way to practice English while talking about a topic that most will have to deal with in real life: finding housing. While many of my students have been fortunate enough to have an English-speaking friend to accompany them and help, some arrive to this country ready to study and improve their English, but at a loss when it comes to actually speaking it. Role Plays for ESL Adults: Going Camping by Rike Neville. In this role play resource, students will practice using language they’ve learned so they can feel more confident when going camping with friends or family.
I created this role play resource to give adult ESL students a way to practice English while talking about a great outdoorsy activity, camping. I often saw pics and videos in student SnapChat stories of student camping trips, but I never heard them talk about it in class. My most recent camping trip reminded me how I'd love to hear them tell stories about their camping trips. Theme: Going Camping What's Inside: Teacher's pageMatching worksheet (half with questions and responses and half to build a conversation) + answer keyEssential vocabulary 4 scenarios with two characters each2 scenarios with three characters each (because there is always a class with an odd number of students)Discussion questions Love having discussion groups? Role Plays for ESL Adults: the First Few Days of Classes by Rike Neville.
In this back to school role play resource, students will practice using language they’ve learned so they can feel more confident meeting new people, getting to know their teachers, and learning class rules and expectations.
I created this role play resource to give adult ESL students, especially the ones who suffer from first day jitters, a way to talk about everything. Theme: the FIRST FEW DAYS of CLASSES. Role Plays for ESL Adults: Getting a Haircut by Rike Neville. Getting a haircut can be nerve-wracking in the best of circumstances, but imagine having to tell the stylist what you want while using a foreign language!
Inspired by my own experiences in getting haircuts while living in South Korea and by some of my students' extreme reluctance to get a haircut at all for fear of misunderstandings results in terrible cuts, I created these role plays to give adult ESL students a chance to learn and practice using relevant vocabulary and expressions BEFORE venturing into a hair salon or barber shop. Theme: Getting a Haircut What's Inside: Teacher's pageMatching worksheet (half with questions and responses and half to build a conversation) + Answer keyEssential vocabulary 4 scenarios with two characters each2 scenarios with three characters each (because there is always a class with an odd number of students)Discussion questions Love having discussion groups?
Role Plays for ESL Adults: Going to the Dentist by Rike Neville. After going to the dentist in South Korea and Mexico, I can personally attest that it's scary when you don't speak the language!!
Teaching a unit on health or medical emergencies? How about some role plays to make it more meaningful and more fun? Role Plays for ESL Adults: Conversations with Educators by Rike Neville. You know what’s coming at the end of the course—requests for bonus points, extra credit, a “second” chance.
Rather than subject yourself to the annoyance, teach your students why all that begging is inappropriate and how they can improve their chances of improving their grades. This is a skill rarely taught, but should be! Whether you have native-speaking students who just never learned, students from other cultures who rely on perceived relationships, or students who cannot fully express themselves in English, using these role plays will set the tone for your course and ensure that everyone has the same expectations. What's Inside: teacher suggestions Role Play asking the not so good wayRole Play on asking the good wayRelated discussion questions. Role Plays for Adult ESL BUNDLE by Rike Neville. Role Plays for ESL Adults: Going to the Movies by Rike Neville. Your newcomer students enjoy going to the movies as much as anyone else, but not knowing what to say can take away some of that enjoyment.
These light-hearted scripts give your students an opportunity to learn expressions for which they have a real-life use. They’ll increase their vocabulary, get a chance to work on their pronunciation, and have some fun. Role Plays for ESL Adults: Ordering in a Restaurant by Rike Neville. Do your students politely request, “May I have some chicken?”
When ordering in a restaurant? These role plays are perfect for introducing students to American restaurant English. Most international students enjoy trying new food, but many are reduced to pointing to items on a menu and don’t know how to respond to a server. You can change that and give them the confidence (and the English) that they need. Role Plays for ESL Adults: Travel by Rike Neville. Role-plays can be exciting, fun, spontaneous, nerve-wracking, scary, and difficult.
Sometimes students need a little support when creating their own role plays. In this resource, you’ll find 10 travel-related situations that students can use to create their own characters and dialogue. Make their speaking practice meaningful with this topic that's relevant to real life! Role Plays for ESL Adults: Shopping by Rike Neville. So the textbook you use teaches vocabulary and expressions, but doesn't give much speaking practice? You need this resource! This works well with any unit on shopping, but it is focused on shopping for clothes. Get your students up and moving with these role-play activities. When language activities are relevant to real life, they are more meaningful. This authenticity increases engagement! Theme: Shopping What's inside? Teacher's instructions (see preview)(added on 9/29/20) Rate It worksheetEssential vocabularyMatching worksheet with answer key (added on 9/29/20) Dialogue Prompts (for partner activity)9 sets of scenario cards (good for 19 students--if you have more, make more copies.