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Negotiation in a Real-Life Situation
- Illustrating the term "Negotiation" by exposing students to a real-life situation (Role-play)
- Enhancing students' speaking skills
TIME REQUIRED IN CLASSROOM
45 min Total:
- 5 min video
- 10 min leading question (brainstorming)
- 30 min role-play: ask students to write conversations in pairs and then ask two couples to role-play their conversation in front of the whole class. Other students are required to take notes that they can relate to in their reflection part.
LEAD-IN / PREP
Link to video: https://youtu.be/qyL7TG6SzDU
1) Brainstorming by showing a video
Leading question: what might an employee care about in his/her next step after losing a job? What might he/she worry about?
Brainstorm by eliciting answers, possible reasons, excuses.
An employee (student A) has not been performing very well recently at work. He/she has many problems. You (student B) have invited him/her to your office planning to fire him/her nicely and let him/her know that he/she must leave at the end of the day.
Negotiation, employee, employer, employment, position, CEO, strategy, interest.
Ask students to write a short essay expressing their opinion regarding the outcomes of the conversation occurred. Are they satisfying? Have the negotiators reached a compromise/BATNA? Did they refer to objective standards of legitimacy to further their point of view (Write 80-100 words and try to integrate the target vocabulary mentioned above)
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