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3 Simple Activities for Using WhatsApp to Tutor

April 2020
Audience
Adults
Topic
ESL
Grammar
Speaking
Writing
Level
Advanced
Beginning
Intermediate

If you are tutoring a learner over the phone right now, here are three easy ideas that you can do using the free app WhatsApp.

Preparation Time:  None

Materials Needed:  None

Distance Interviews:

Prepare 3-5 questions that you want the learner to practice answering. Record each of the questions as individual voice messages to the learner. The learner will record their answers as voice messages and send them back to you.

What Do You See?

Take a picture of something in your house or neighborhood, or find a fun picture online. Send it as a picture message to the learner. The learner will write back naming what they see in the picture. Lower level learners may send individual words, while higher level learners can write complete sentences. The learner can write their responses on a piece of paper and send a picture of their work, or type them out as a text message.

Incorrect Sentences

Send the learner a 3-5 sentences with one error in each sentence. The learner will correct the sentences and send them back to you. The learner can write the corrected sentences on a piece of paper and send a picture of their work, or type them out as a text message.

 

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