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Our aim is to slowly shift students' attention away from the language itself to a task at hand or subject to be discussed. That is to say that if a student is asked to talk about his or her interest in computer games, music, hobby etc., the teacher will focus on the information content of the message, ignoring for now more or less obvious grammatical mistakes made by the student, as long as the speaker manages to get the meaning across. Most of the mistakes will be jotted down by the teacher and will resurface at the end of the class, where attention of the group will focus on the language.
Each group is assigned a course book and an accompanying workbook and although these form a certain program to be accomplished, teachers often base their classes on their own materials. In numerous cases classes turn into lively discussions stimulated by the students themselves and not necessarily related to the topic introduced by the teacher. Before each class the teacher quizzes students on any item discussed so far during the course while at the end of each class the group is given a homework assignment.