How to teach speaking? David Nunan. Karen Poblete Andrea Rodríguez. Which of the four skills ( l-s-r-w) do you find to be the hardest?. Unlike reading or writing, speaking happens in real time. When you speak, you cannot edit and revise what you wish to say, as you can if you are writing.
1) Be aware of the differences between second language and foreign languange learning contexts.
2) Give students practice with both fluency and accuracy.
3) Provide opportunities for students to talk by using work or pair work, and limiting teacher talk.
5) Design classroom activities that involve guidance and practice in both transactional and interactional speaking.