Classroom Language

A simple and short activity to introduce classroom language at the beginning of the year. At the beginning of the year I wanted my students to be introduced to the classroom language I expected them to use for the rest of the year. This is the activity they had to do.

In pairs they make up a dialogue including these phrases and act them out in front of the class:


I don't understand
I don't know
Once more, please.
What does _____________ mean?
What's ____________ in English?
How do you spell?
Is this ok?

Later we wrote all that classroom language on posters that we put up on the walls.