Drills involve systematic and repetitive practice of a particular form of language usage.
In this group session for students who are learning to read and write in Arabic, the mentor has students read from the book and work on pronunciation.
The Swahili mentor drills the student’s memory of vocabulary involving dress.
The mentor has one student read while the other writes, thus facilitating simultaneous practice of pronunciation, listening and writing.
Another example of pair work with one student reading with mentor correction and the other student writing what she hears.
In this clip, the Swahili mentor makes certain that the student has a solid grasp of a particular noun class by drilling vocabulary of inanimate objects.
In this drill of weather expressions, the mentor uses both Swahili and English.