Using dialogues to help students develop their conversation skills is common practice in most English classes. One of the main advantages to using dialogues is that students are given a rubric as a basis on which they can then build. Once they have become comfortable using a dialogue, students can then go on to have related conversations building on their familiarity with the dialogue and the vocabulary specific to the situation.
Dialogues can be used in many ways in a classroom. Here are a few suggestions for using dialogues in the classroom:
Here are links to various dialogues which can use in the classroom or on your own with a partner. Each dialogue is presented in full and focuses on a specific topic. Key vocabulary is listed at the end of the dialogue. The first set of dialogues is for beginners. Dialogues for other levels will be introduced over the next few weeks.
Dialogues For Beginners
By Kenneth Beare, About.com Guide