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ERIC Number: EJ1107887
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1559-663X
Communicative Activities for Middle School Classrooms
Rivera, Carolina
English Teaching Forum, v44 n2 p34-36 2006
Middle school teachers often attend seminars and workshops where the advantages of communicative activities are discussed at great length. Teachers may even enjoy doing the communicative activities themselves during a teacher training session. However, many teachers are afraid to use communicative activities in the classroom. In theory teachers often believe that communicative activities are what students need, but in practice it can be difficult to implement a communicative approach with antsy middle school students. In this article, Carolina Rivera shares with teachers some activities that she has applied in her classroom and that her students enjoyed. The objective of these activities is to make students practice their oral skills with interesting, motivating topics that allow them to talk about themselves and others and to express their points of view. The idea is to get them to talk, which is something that middle school students love to do. When the activities are carefully presented, students will be eager to use their English language skills, which, of course, is the point.
US Department of State. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs, SA-5, 2200 C Street NW 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20037. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A