In a typical session, five men and five women will rotate, having six-minute conversations with each other.It's enough to frequently know if you're interested or not.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.It’s based on the concept of speed dating so you will need to organize the seats in 2 rows, with guys on one side and girls on the other.The students must face each other and then one side, for me usually the guys, must move along one seat and the students “meet” someone new. The students have some basic information and a picture but they must “become” this person and then take it from there.
After that time is up you have to go on a date with the next person and get to know as much as you can about them. You must fill in the information about who you are and you can be whatever you want to be.
I set my room up in a big circle with desks facing each other like this… Plus other fun questions like these: Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend? I have used a bell or percussion instrument to signal for them to move, but this year I’m looking for a smooching sound app to spice things up!
Then I will give them a list of questions for each student to answer on their own. I will give them 15 seconds one time, 30 the next, and sometimes 1 minute (which gets uncomfortable, but it great to get them asking their OWN questions.) At the end, I have them pick the most interesting date they had and have they write down what they learned about that person (in the language) and the guy and girl with the most votes will win a cupcake/candy from me! Valentine’s Day is a great time to try SPEED DATING!
Worksheets and activities for teaching Speed dating to English language learners (kids, teenagers or adults).
Here you can find printable worksheets for many levels: beginners, elementary, intermediate or advanced.