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Where are you going? All instructors think that their subjects are the most important and interesting in the world, so if you can use expressions like these in your papers, they will think that you are very intelligent because you like their subject.

David Kehe (Author of Conversation Strategies)

Join Our Email List. I remember specifically two students, Atsuko and Yumi, laughing and even extending their conversation, something previously unheard of in my conversation classes.

You are going to read an article about some strategie differences. Some I had used only once, but from each one I had learned valuable lessons that can come only from writing and then using exercises with students.

Students also practice polite forms, rejoinders, clarifications, follow-up questions, getting a response, expressing probability, interrupting, and avoiding conversation killers. Since that day, I rediscovered the tremendous value srtategies provides in motivating students, and now I see it every day in the response my students have after I explain to them why we are going to do certain exercises.

Also, he made me aware of the importance of the affective filter in language learning. This was a transformative experience for me. Not until I truly became comfortable with my command of grammar did I feel like a competent ESL instructor.


The audience that I was writing for was my immediate class of students. They are techniques that help the speaker and listener keep a conversation going to its natural and desired conclusion. With an understanding of grammar, instructors can help students develop the ability to more clearly explain their thoughts.

Return to the Pro Lingua Home Page. Some examples of this are: Do you want to come too? Former students who read this told me that the information helped them understand the behavior of their foreign roommates and classmates and even the people in their own culture better.

Intermediate, Primary to Adult. Each activity has conversatiom parts: We are going to practice expressions that you can use in a conversation that will make the person whom you are talking to feel really good. His name is Joe. I conversatikn came across some large boxes containing file upon file of activities that I had written. I assumed that they could on their own understand the point of a lesson—as well as appreciate its intrinsic value. Tell us something unexpected about you. To my relief, it worked like magic; everyone was engaged and energized.

The work is enjoyable for students and teacher.

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Easy to use in any conversaation level class. What is one of the most critical current issues affecting teachers of ESOL? David Kehe has taught ESL for over 35 years kehhe four countries. Each fun, student-centered activity begins with controlled language and moves to open, imaginative exchanges.

One day, I decided to put students in pairs Student A and Student B and gave half the prompts to Students A and the other half to Student B, which I hoped would greatly increase the amount of practice each student would get. But it turned out to be a very productive 15 minutes for the students, and thus, at total pleasure to administer. What is the first thing you would do to create an environment where motivation can thrive?


The night before I tried this new exercise, I had trouble sleeping because I had converwation idea if it would work. If you could go back in time, what would you tell your younger teacher self?

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Do you like coffee? InI got a job at a language school in Japan. I always had a feeling that the countless number of hours that I put into writing exercises for my students would never be a waste of time, so I would reassure my younger self that stratevies instincts were accurate.

And I was able to re-use that exercise several times after that.

Although some of those activities ended up being published, I would not tell my younger self about that. The activity was a controlled dialog, in which students listen to their partners and then choose the correct response from pair of choices.

David Kehe

A lot of students seem confused about when to use commas. Student A 1 Hi. Tell us about the first time you really felt like you helped someone learn English.

He has co-authored nine textbooks, including the award-winning Conversation Strategies. It was something like this: