Drills involve systematic and repetitive practice of a particular form of language usage.


Drill Example I

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.

Drill Example II

The Swahili mentor drills the student’s memory of vocabulary involving dress.

Drill Example III

The mentor has one student read while the other writes, thus facilitating simultaneous practice of pronunciation, listening and writing.

Drill Example IV

Another example of pair work with one student reading with mentor correction and the other student writing what she hears.

Drill Example V

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.

Drill Example VI

In this drill of weather expressions, the mentor uses both Swahili and English.