1 Why should you use pair work?

Activity 1 encourages you to reflect on using pair work in your language lessons.

Activity 1: Reflecting on using pair work in the classroom

With a colleague, if possible, start by reading Resource 1, ‘Using pair work’. Underline what you consider to be the key learning points of the text for you as a teacher.

Think of one or two lessons that you have taught recently. These might focus on language or on a specific subject area.

  • Were there opportunities for pair work? If so, what were they?
  • Did you use these them to get your students to work in pairs? If so, how successful were they?
  • If you are new to pair work, what concerns do you have about implementing it as a regular practice in your classroom?

Why this approach is important

2 Examples of lessons with pair work