Speaking only in English is an expectation at OCSI. It's the language of instruction and the language of communication for the students and staff. Developing a strong ability in English is the number one factor for academic success at our school. The students in 5.1 and 5.2 are used to using English for listening, reading and writing in the classroom. However, situations to generate chances to speak in English between students are also needed.
Speaking is English is a big focus in my class! I will be posting some photos and videos here of some of the activities we have been doing in class to promote speaking only in English, speaking a lot of English, and speaking richer English, between students.
This video is of a games time that we have about every two months. They're fun for the kids and are actually still educational since the games are highly social! Some students also come occasionally at lunch for Games Club. More games will be introduced throughout the year!