Social Butterflies

Social Butterflies

ESL games can be a game-changer in classes, especially those that allow students to take the lead. “Social Butterflies” is one such game. By emphasizing student interaction, it reduces the teacher's speaking time and helps students practice their lessons in a fun, relaxed environment.

In “Social Butterflies,” the goal is straightforward: students should engage with as many classmates as they can within a set time. During each interaction, they must use a specific dialogue that integrates the lesson's key language. Once the conversation ends, they write their names on their partner's paper. Afterwards, they find a new partner and continue. When time's up, the student with the most names wins.

Here's how you can set up the game:

First, equip students with the necessary language. For instance, they could use phrases like “Hello, my name is…” and “What’s your name?” Depending on your class size, set an appropriate time limit. The aim is to make it challenging for them to speak to everyone within this time.

Next, ask students to collect the signatures of those they converse with. This way, they can keep track of their interactions. Once the set time ends, see which student has chatted with the most classmates. They're the winner! You can then introduce new dialogues and play again.

A word of caution, though. Children can be quite inventive! Some might just collect signatures without the dialogue. To prevent this, let them know that if caught, a certain number of their signatures will be disregarded. This not only ensures they stick to the rules but also amps up the competitive spirit.

“Social Butterflies” is not just a game; it's a delightful way for students to immerse themselves in the language. Enjoy your class with it!

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