Give each pair a few minutes to chat, and then shout “change”.There isn’t any offensive content but perhaps some cultural sensitivities should be borne in mind and the entire concept may be inappropriate for some non-European cultures.Their answers will help you determine which one is a perfect match!
Valentine’s Day is fun, but I don’t want to miss a day of language learning just for fun. I let them know they will be “speed dating” and they need to find out important info about this new person. You won’t want to date them if they are 10 years old.
There is a “scorecard” to fill in, usually by the girls, as well as questions to stimulate conversation.
Then at the end, they choose who they liked the most and why.
My previous experiences facilitating successful panel discussions led me to believe that a panel would be a good method to use here. In an effort to create a panel that represented a diversity of functions and practitioners, I ended up with too many panelists and, consequently, an ineffective exercise.
As the instructor and panel moderator, one has to manage the questions from the class as well as rein in the excitement and enthusiasm of the panel participants to impart their wisdom. I asked the class for feedback following the inclusion of two panel discussions.