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🤝 peer-to-peer practice groups
some tips on making the most of your practice groups!
🗣️ an intro to your practice groups
practice groups are a key part of somos courses. they help you:
- gain confidence in speaking 📣
- improve your conversational skills 🗨️
- build relationships with fellow learners 👫
🤝 what to expect…
🚀 go for it!
- your practice group is a safe, supportive space for you to practice speaking without fear of making mistakes.
- feel free to speak up, ask questions, and help each other improve.
🎯 conversation prompts
- your teacher will share materials and prompts during the workshop that you can use to keep the conversation flowing in your practice sessions.
- prompts will be engaging and cover a range of topics.
📚 homework linked to practice sessions
- your teacher will design homework tasks that encourage you to apply what you've learned in the workshop during your practice sessions.
- this can help reinforce your learning and gain more confidence in using the language.
🕒 set schedule
- if possible, decide on a fixed time each week for your practice sessions to create consistency and commitment.
👥 group leader
- take turns being the group leader for each practice session.
- the leader's role is to guide the conversation, ensure everyone has a chance to speak, and provide gentle feedback or encouragement when needed.
🛠️ tech support
- the somos team will make sure you're familiar with the heartbeat platform before your first practice session.
- they’ll provide guidance on how to use its features and address any technical issues that may arise.
🤔 frequently asked questions