Need an activity to encourage conversation in your foreign language class? Looking for ways to make conversation more fun? Do you teach a small class and want to make Q & A time more interesting?
I am always excited to find ways to make my classes more active, and to get my students talking. (Well, talking on-topic, and In The Target Language For Heaven’s Sake!) We have had fun playing conversation Jenga in my classes and it’s a great activity for those groups that finish early, or when we have ten minutes left at the end of class. You can literally adapt this to any level of Spanish (or any other language), and easily differentiate by varying the level of difficulty. Just write a question in the target language, and have students answer as they pull the blocks out. You could also write verbs and pronouns on each block and make a game adaptable to any tense you are working on.
The main problem is that it’s loud when the blocks crash, so you might want to put a big felt square under the blacks to soften the noise. Have fun!
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