This Idea Book provides Peace Corps Volunteers with classroom activities to practice English grammar that in general require little preparation time, few or no handouts, and limited class time to carry out the activity. The activities in this Idea Book were chosen to provide student engagement in one or more of the three following ways:
- Through interaction. Students get more practice time rather than the traditional language class where the teacher asks a question, a student answers, the teacher evaluates the student answer, and it is never clear how much other students are paying any attention.
- Through experience. Students learn English by engaging in meaningful practices or activities through English.
- Through communicative uses of English. Students learn how to use the language learned in the real world to communicate wants and needs.
In general, these activities are designed to be engaging activities that expand or wrap up an existing lesson rather than launch or introduce a lesson. In addition, a majority of activities in this Idea Book are designed to provide additional practice after a grammar form has been explained and practiced in a controlled manner.