Leaving a Voice Mail Message
1) When to leave a message
2) How to leave a message
1) Voice Mail Template blanks & samples
1) Possible recorded phone messages
5-10 Minutes I. Warm-up (in English or Spanish)
Begin the lesson by discussing whether there are any cultural
differences leaving voice messages.
-Have you ever left a message on a voice mail in
English or Spanish?
-Do you know how to leave a message?
-What are the things that you say when you leave a
10 Minutes II. Information needed before making a phone call
-Ability to clearly state name and spell last name in
English (hint for teacher, write out phonetic
pronunciation of student’s spelling of last name)
-Have your phone number in hand
-Practice saying it in English number by
-Clarify purpose of the call
-What is the best time to get back to me?
10-15 Minutes III. Fill out message card
-See template below
-Determine best location in the home for posting the
15 Minutes IV. Practice Exercises
-Using the message card do a few role playing
exercises with the student. An example would be
pretending the student left you a message because he
wants English classes.