Lower levels are very literal and need time to prep, but my upper levels get a shorter prep time and often use alter-egos instead of their true personality. I set up the room with long tables with girls on one side and boys on the other so they are facing each other.
Here is the super basic form that I used with Spanish I to plan their answers and questions.
Each student creates a sentence, and the others need to build on it.
I get some truly crazy stories, but they all stay in the target language! I couldn't find a Spanish version, so I had to adapt an English version.
Men and women are rotated to meet each other over a series of short "dates" usually lasting from three to eight minutes depending on the organization running the event.
At the end of each interval, the organizer rings a bell, clinks a glass, or blows a whistle to signal the participants to move on to the next date.
Taking a World Language flipped class to the next level with great comprehensible input, more time in the target language with the opportunity for more student choice. For example, if you have 18 guys and 12 girls, you will need 3 guys to be on the girl side.
*Side note - if you don't have equal numbers, make sure you choose those students that are up for anything to be on the opposite team.
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