Acting Out ESL

Discover the  unique way to learn English and speak flawlessly like a native!

 What is Acting Out ESL?


Acting Out ESL is a Role Play method. It is an effective method to improve practical speaking and listening skills through interactions in class, discussions, debate, and acting as a role in a similar real-life experience  in various scenarios. Sometimes you need to add in some fun in learning!

  • Multi-media material
  • Discussions on current events & issues
  • Practical vocabulary & phrases
  • Pronunciation correction & accent reduction
  • Creative writing & acting script
  • Impromptu speech development
Acting Out ESL contains 4 parts to maximize students’  improvement in English.
  1. Practical English
  2. Critical Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking
  3. School Survival
  4. New York Field Trip

 Sample Routine:

Theme: Food & Restaurant

 1. Practical English

  • Vocabulary related to food and menus in various restaurants
  • Learn commonly used phrases in restaurants
  • Options in menu; special offers, today’s menu, course menu, order direction
  • In-class discussions: “What’s your favorite cuisine and why?”
  • Interactive exercise: “Guess which vegetable and meat go into which food.”
  • Role Play: Server and customer in restaurant scene ordering menu with special cooking direction.

 2. Critical Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking

  • Vocabulary related to recipes and describing the taste.
  • Reading short paragraphs and articles about food and taste.
  • Listen instructor’s questions and write personal responses.
  • In-class debate: “What’s the traditional dish special?”
  • In-class discussion: “What’s the most traditional recipes in your country?”
  • Interactive exercise: Game: What food is this?
  • Role Play: Interviewer and a food critique having conversation about the dish.

 3. School Survival

  • Vocabulary related to meal plans, school meal menus and options.
  • Commonly used phrases in school cafeteria and meal plans.
  • In-class discussion: “What changes you want to make for cafeteria food?”
  • Interactive exercise: “What type of sources will you add to make the taste in the way you want?”
  • Role Play: Student registering his/ her meal plan for school cafeteria.

 4. New York Field Trip

  • Food of New York Tours: Offers fun and delicious walking, food tasting, and discovery tours. Highlights off the beaten path.  Besides the great food, all attendees learn the history, culture, architecture, and entertainment offerings of a specific neighborhood including Greenwich Village, Chelsea, SoHo, Chinatown, and Nolita.
  • Speaking training through questioning and answering in the real situation.
  • Response paper and class discussion.

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