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An introductory online tutorial for Elluminate providing a chance for students and tutors to get to know each other.
Revising greetings, introducing oneself and others and other small talk.
Revising greetings and introductions. Talking about professions and work. Practising small talk.
Activity to practise greetings at different times of the day, saying who you are and how you are feeling, and asking how someone is.
In this first tutorial students get to know each other and learn about some basic functionalities of their online tutorial environment (Elluminate).
Getting to know other students in one´s tutorial group, and practising the preterite.
Introducing yourself, giving and asking for personal information: where you live, what you do and your reasons for study.
Introducing oneself, talking about our identity and the identity of a country, show evidence of origin and influences
Communicating on Elluminate and getting to know something about the other students in your group.
Materials for a 4.5 hour long face -to- face tutorial, including an icebreaker (party interviews), a proof-reading exercise, a presentation exercise, etc.. The quiz is designed to raise awareness about the usefulness of dictionaries
Ice-breaking activity that could be done at the start of the course. Materials include some Powerpoint revision slides (greetings, alphabet, role-play)together with printable cards and cut-out dialogue. Suggested approach: 1 Teacher elicit and revise vocabulary with slides (greetings and alpabet) in plenary. 2 Students unjumble the dialogue in pairs (with cut-out cards), then teacher show slide for correction. 3 Tutor to give each student a name card. Students to get up and go around the class using the dialogue to find their partner. eg Roméo looks for Juliette, Posh for Beckam... Possible follow-on activity would be for students to introduce themselves and spell their own name.
A warm up pair work activity for first face-to-face tutorials. Gives students structured questions to ask their partner. Goal is to report back to the group in third person singular. More advanced students should be encouraged to move away from these set questions and create their own. The last question ‘Was fällt dir spontan ein, wenn du an Deutschland denkst?‘ is deliberately open to encourage discussion.