Interacting with native speakers can be very powerful because it encourages motivation, positive attitudes, and self confidence. English Exchange is an event that is the culmination of a one semester long travel abroad unit for English language learners in a Japanese high school. The aim is to create a safe English environment where students have the opportunity to directly interact with native English speakers in a low stress atmosphere.
This project follows the development of English Exchange from start to finish. Included in these pages are thorough lesson plans and materials needed for every step of the process, should you wish to implement or adapt English Exchange for your students.
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Instruction
Johnson, Heather Ruth, "English Exchange: An Authentic Communication Event Connecting Native English Speakers and Japanese High School Students" (2007). MA TESOL Collection. 169.