Lesson 1 Teaching SpeakingChapter 20
Teaching Speaking Why do you teach speaking skills? • To prepare for an oral component in the High School/University entrance exams? • Other reasons? Do you think it's a useful skill to have? Why or why not?
Teaching Speaking • What activities do you use in class to give your students practice speaking English? • What activities work best in your class? Why? • What activities do NOT work in your class?
Teaching Speaking • 20 Questions Activities – practice asking questions with the whole class • What worked? What didn’t work? How could you use this in your classroom? Would you need to adapt it in some way? If so, how?
Teaching Speaking • 3-minute discussion questions – pair work around the room • What worked? What didn’t work? How could you use this in your classroom? Would you need to adapt it in some way? If so, how?
Teaching Speaking • Role plays – practicing discussion language • What worked? What didn’t work? How could you use this in your classroom? Would you need to adapt it in some way? If so, how?
Communicative Approachto Teaching English • Makes use of real-life situations that necessitate communication • Emphasizes communication and meaning rather than accuracy • Communicative competence is the goal
Communicative Approachto Teaching English • Learners are motivated • Learners are encouraged to speak • Practice the target language • Language is created by the individual • Learners interact with each other • It's fun! (Danielle’s input)
Teaching Speaking Problems facing EFL non-native English Teachers: • Lack of motivation for students to speak • Use of first language • Large classrooms = limited opportunities • Curriculum doesn’t stress speaking • Teacher confidence speaking in English How could these issues be resolved or worked around? With your partner, brainstorm 2 ways to resolve or work around these problems.
Teaching Speaking Classroom Activities • Fun warm-up activities moving around the room • Discussions (groups or pairs) • Debates • Presentations/speeches • Communication Games • Role plays • Questionnaires/surveys – in and outside of class • What else….?
Teaching Speaking Outside the Classroom • Voice recordings • Skype with friends/online courses • Interviews/surveys of tourists/teachers • Conversation clubs • What else…?
Teaching Speaking Thank you and have fun teaching!