Forward planning, decision making, prioritising, time management and meeting deadlines, networking and interpersonnel communication & problem solving.
Prioritising Traditional EFL activities such as balloon debates, pyramid discussions and desert island survival or Nasa survival ( Keep Talking, Penny Urr) are good ranking activities which require students to order items according to their value in a given situation.
Activity What’s in it for me?
Give students a list of 8 things you can give them/ do for them, but say that they can only chose 3 of them. They have to then decide which 3 they will go for and justify their decision in writing. If you are satisfied that they have priotised the 3 most important things for them that day, then give the student what they have asked for e.g. leaving the lesson 5 minutes early, a no homework voucher for 1 piece of homework, chocolate, permission to phone someone during the lesson etc. The same activity done in pairs also adds a negotiation element to the activity as students must agree on the same 3 things to request. The langauge element of the activity can be emphasised by providing the students with useful phrases and sentence stems e.g. I would like to get the ————- because…………,
The ——————- appeals to me most because………………….. , Which one should we select? My priority would be……………..