Well, I might not have managed to get many students to take part in the conversation groups but what I have certainly achieved is for my students to get used to watching (tv series, Ted talks..) and listening (BBC radio, Vaughan radio…) on a regular basis… 🙂
I don´ t give up, however, I NEVER WILL!
I see it everyday, the advantage of speaking English, of being able to communicate, of showing that we, too, can face others, regardless of their origin, etc, because we have a common language to connect with.
The key to get better and better is to continue using the language, regularly, as part of our lives, in the things we enjoy, not looking at it as a drag, as homework, please don’t! That can be so boring…