Using a text: Out of class activities
These are activities which involve the learners using English outside the English class after a lesson based on a Premier skills text.
Here's an example of an out-of-class activity for the text Beginners guide.
1. Watch a Premier League game on tv or read about one on the web or in a newspaper.
2. Tell a partner about the game you watched or read about.
Procedure for setting the activities
1. Set activities which get students to look for English outside the classroom. These could involve interviewing people, watching tv, accessing the internet, reading newspapers and magazines, going to football matches, playing football, talking to friends in English social clubs etc.
2. Give students help at first by referring them to specific websites, newspapers, magazines etc.
Procedure for using the activities
1. You could occasionally get the students to report informally on their out of class activities. But don’t force them to write anything or to do any assessed tasks as this could interfere with the objective of stimulating them to find and use English outside class for enjoyment.
2. You could sometimes do one of the out of class activities yourself and then report to the students about what you did and what you found.