When speaking about dialogues in the ESL classroom, the first thing that comes to our minds is reading and parroting. That is why this activity is sometimes neglected in our classes. Dialogues convey more than repetition, they include interaction, vocabulary practice, question formation, development of creative thinking, working on stress and intonation, etc. Here we will provide tips and ideas on how to use dialogues with kids in creative and interactive ways.
Must steps to conduct a proper dialogue
- Teach the specific vocabulary. Remember that without good vocabulary your kids will face many obstacles to interact with their pairs. For example, for shopping students can practice exchanges of trying on clothing, asking for a different size, paying for the products, etc. H