Sunday, October 11, 2015

Concentric Circles (Ice breaker/speaking activity)

Concentric Circles is a powerful bonding exercise because it gives individuals the opportunity to share their thoughts and experiences with others in one-on-one conversations. Because learners are given an ordered situation in which they have these conversations, they are able to build relationships with others without the pressure or awkwardness that is often part of social interactions, especially in L2. 

  • Have the group arrange their chairs so that they are facing each other in two circles, one inside the other as in the diagram below: (You can have the group count off by 2s [1, 2, 1, 2…]).

Continue reading at Tech-savvy English and download a PPT with sample questions/topics for the activity. 

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