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Pair Work in Adult ESOL Instruction

“Pair work is an instructional strategy in which the teacher gives students a task to complete in pairs, usually in 10- to 20-minute blocks of time. For example, a pair might take turns asking (and answering) each other questions about what they did when they got up that morning, or practicing past tense verbs and vocabulary about activities in daily life. Teachers provide materials such as simple clocks, pictures, or other prompts to help the students complete the task.” [Quoted from CALEA brief Applying Research Findings to Instruction for Adult English Language Students.

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