Role-play is one example of such an approach. Incorporating role-play into the classroom adds variety, a change of pace and opportunities for a lot of language production and also a lot of fun! As language teachers, we try to make role-play an integral part of the class and not a 'one-off' event.
For instance, students have been trying on the role of a weather forecaster as part of their French class. They used the green room to tape the weather TV segment using the bulletin they’ve created in class.