Getting EFL Students Fluent at AGO QnA Aqua within One Year

Elementary aged students learning English once a week in an eikaiwa setting can become “fluent” at asking and answering all of the questions in AGO Q&A Aqua by the end of their first year of study! This is a good benchmark and a challenge students enjoy taking part in!

“Fluent” means that students have picked up all the game vocabulary and internalized all the question structures, so they can ask and answer them without refering to the cards. They will also be able to apply the grammar rules in different contexts and do all of this naturally and effortlessly!

Several elements need to come together over the course of the year to achieve this result. As well as good classroom management and teaching technique, building up the reading and writing skills required is key – so besides playing a game of AGO for 10 minutes at the beginning or end of lessons, phonics study, readers and a suitable workbook are also key components.

This article gives more detailed pointers on how to achieve this result (or even better it) in your classroom: AGO-QnA-in-one-year-classroom-guide

Useful Game Phrases Printable: Encouraging students to ask Follow Up Questions and Expand Conversations in AGO QnA Games:

AGO QnA games allow ESL / EFL students the opportunity to learn vocab and grammar conversationally – through asking and responding to questions. Ideally though, students will continue the dialogue beyond here – learning more about each other and getting valuable practice at using the target language. In reality, it is not always easy to achieve that, often due to vocab grammar and fluency gaps. To make it easier, we have made this printable cheat sheet – a page of useful replies, follow up questions and phrases that elicit a response, and even encourage some friendly banter!

This version is in English to Japanese, but we hope to add other languages over time too! Feel free to give us a nudge about that! 

Click below for a printable PDF link.

AGO-QnA-Useful-Phrases-EN-JP

AGO Christmas Card Game Free Worksheets!

With Christmas season well and truly upon us, check out these free downloadables to use in your classes or at home when you’re snowed in! These materials are all designed to supplement and reinforce what students will encounter when playing AGO Christmas card game. Hope you like them and wishing you a very Merry Christmas!