What makes for "authentic" interactions between/among learners?
Submitted by finnmiller on November 13, 2017 - 4:50pm
Hello colleagues, Creating many opportunities for learners to interact with one another in the classroom is an important goal for any ESL lesson.
Here's a resource from the LINCS collection that offers some ideas for how to do so: Facilitating Adult Learner Interactions to Build Listening and Speaking Skills by Sharon McKay and Kirsten Schaetzel.
What would you say makes an interaction authentic? How can we make classroom interactions as authentic as possible?
Looking forward to reading your thoughts!
Cheers, Susan Finn Miller
Moderator, English Language Acquisition