The Expert Game Lesson Plan

Students learning a new language often have moments of low self-esteem. They make a lot of mistakes, they can’t communicate as well as they would like to, and they are sometimes subjected to humiliation by teachers or fellow students. So one great way to build up that confidence is to remind students that they are accomplished in many areas. The Expert Game is a great lesson plan that makes students discuss a topic they know well or a skill they have mastered. In this way their confidence is boosted, they are motivated to speak and share what they know, and they learn more about their classmates. This makes a great first lesson or last lesson. Sometimes it’s amazing how little we know about our own students. Or how little we know about ourselves.

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