What's your name?
To ask and respond to questions about personal
To ask and respond orally and in writing to personal
- Ask personal information questions daily.
- Don't teach all the questions at the same time.
- Use local references.
- Use real forms where appropriate but they are
often very complicated.
- Repetition is necessary to retain information.
- Create personalized activities that relate to learners.
- Encourage learners to write on the lines from left
- Forms often use abbreviations. Pre-teach the
vocabulary and abbreviations before attempting to
fill out a form.
- Sometimes trust has to be developed before people
feel comfortable sharing personal information.
- People sometimes have received a negative reaction
when responding to questions regarding the number of children they have. This can leave learners
feeling hesitant when such questions are asked.
- Some forms are written in all upper case letters.
Introduce both upper and lower case forms to
- Many people are cautious about giving out their
Social Insurance Number. It is included here
because it is a common question for learners. As
well, it is important to know what it is and what it
is used for. Use your discretion as to how to use it
- Write learners name several times with various
letters blanked out.
- Cut up simple sentences about learner and ask
learners to put the papers together.
- Learners ask each other how many children they
have, their phone number, their address, etc.
- For more advanced learners, have the questions on
one piece of paper and the answers on another
piece of paper. Learners match the question with