a President and a Vice-President
Yang from Taiwan
am a person who would like to speak English well.
If you go to a country where English is the first
language, I believe you will learn more quickly, so
I chose to come to the United States where I am
taking ESL classes at a university to learn
Photo: Sandy Peters
it would be a good chance for us to learn
more English because we would have to
imitate both the dialog and gestures of
the American presidential candidates we
have recently seen on TV.
have a lot of activities to practice speaking
English, and I was impressed by one activity which
was called 'Electing a President and a
the teacher gave us the task, I thought it was a
very good topic because everyone here is interested
in this topic now. I thought it would be a good
chance for us to learn more English because we
would have to imitate both the dialog and gestures
of the American presidential candidates we have
recently seen on TV.
each of the candidates and read their
and find out why their supporters decided
to vote for them in this class election.
Meet their support
divided into two groups; there were five students
in each group. Each group selected candidates to
run for president and vice-president. The other
students in each group supported the candidates.
All of us had to prepare speeches.
The president and vice-presidents had to give
campaign speeches. The other students also had to
convince people to vote for their
in front of the class and trying to persuade them
to vote for our teams was an important thing we
learned from this activity. We were learning to use
future conditions. Here are some examples: If I
am elected, I will fight for better education. If
she is elected, she will give women more
opportunities. Everyone prepared their work
together. We helped each other. It made me happy.
In addition to preparing our speeches, we made
campaign posters, and practiced cheering for our
the presentation day, we were excited and had good
luck. We had a good teacher to help us relax, and
the presentations went well. We shared the
experience together, and the teacher took pictures
of all of us. We had a lot of fun.
Day Slide Show
of the students campaigning.
Students who participated in this classroom
Arrieta from Venezuela | Silvia Marengo
Shi-Lin Cheng from Taiwan | Young Sook
Park from Korea
Beatriz Diaz from Colombia | Chartchay
Sangpetrat from Thailand
Pao-Chien Wang from Taiwan | Young-Koo
Kim from Korea
Hui-Yu Yang from Taiwan | Premrudee
Vachirapisudsopin from Thailand
Classroom Experiences Learning English
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