- Could you slow down a bit, please?
- Could you speak up a bit, please?
- Could you spell that for me, please?
My Thursday group - all Chinese again - did the same lesson this evening and it went down a treat. Lots of participation, lots of spontaneity, lots of discussion. Even the most reticent of the students were drawn in and said their bit, and we all left together carrying on the conversation down three flights of stairs to the exit. I wish I knew exactly what made the difference.