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I'm creating new lesson scripts... What are some lesson ideas I can create that would be useful for a beginner language learner?
Douglas McCarroll Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
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It seems that this would depend on your target audience. For example, beginner lessons could be targeted at people who want to travel for business or pleasure, or they could be targeted at immigrants. In both cases the user could be more or less affluent. Etc.

Here are a few ideas...

  • Asking directions
  • Booking a flight
  • Booking a hotel
  • Buying cloths
  • Buying groceries
  • Cooking vocabulary
  • Eating out in a restaurant
  • Getting a haircut
  • Mailing a package
  • Ordering drinks in a coffee house
  • Phone calls
  • Talking about weather
  • Taking a taxi


If you could describe your target audience I might be able to come up with more ideas...

Douglas
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seeadominguez Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
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Great Ideas!

I would describe my target audience as recent spanish speaking college grads who have been exposed to academic English "CALP" (Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency) by using books in their major/field of study. They lack what we call in the Education field "Playground English Skills" or "BICS" Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills. Skills that students pick up in 1-2 years of being around native speakers.
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