English club (ce-estm)

Best place to improve your level!

The English club was created at the Graduate School of Technology and Management of Dakar to allow students to raise their level and put into practice what they learned in class. The English club is run by volunteer students. Its members aim to design, implement and launch activities to stimulate students.

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Guest speakers and presentations

You can also invite people to give presentations in English. They may be politicians, non-profit workers, teachers, police, and so on. Participants can ask the presenter questions. Your participants can also take turns giving presentations on subjects that are important to them, as well.

English-language songs and readings

Another fun club activity is to listen to popular songs in English. To make this more effective, you can provide the words of the song to the club members. Participants can then use the song’s message as a discussion topic. You can also select a section from an English-language book to read and discuss as a group.

After-work
skits

Or, if your participants enjoy acting, creating short skits or plays in English are fun language exercises.Or, if your participants enjoy acting, creating short skits or plays in English are fun language exercises.

Activity

You can organize a short trip. Your club can see an English-language movie together at a theater, go on a hike, or attend a concert to watch an English-language band. Another idea is to visit a museum with an English-speaking guide.

If club members enjoy writing, collect English-language essays, stories, or poetry that they write. You can publish their work together in a newsletter.

Another idea is to create friendly competitions with your club’s participants or between other English clubs. Poetry, speech, or debate competitions are especially effective.

Another idea is to host English-language film viewings during a club meeting or at other locations.

Finally, have a party to celebrate a holiday or just for fun. This is a way to help create a friendly, informal environment for club members. Remember to encourage English-only conversations at such events, however.

The first is called Two Truths and a Lie. This activity can be done in pairs, small groups, or the whole English club. One person comes up with three facts about themselves. Two of the facts are true, and one is a lie. They tell the group the three facts, and the group must decide which one is the lie. Each participant takes a turn with this activity.

 

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