More than just speaking: Developing speaking skills
Freer activities in class give learners a chance to practise speaking and gradually improve their fluency. But how can we do more than just give opportunities for speaking and actively develop learners’ speaking skills? In this workshop, we will take a close look at the language learners need in order to speak effectively and consider how this can be focused on and integrated into fluency activities. We will then look at the way fluency in speaking is naturally enhanced through repetition and by giving ‘thinking time’, and we will consider ways in which this can be reflected in classroom activities. Biodata:
Adrian Doff has taught English and trained teachers in several countries and now lives in Munich, where he works as a freelance writer and teacher trainer. He has written many books for Cambridge University Press, including the coursebooks Meanings Into Words, Language in Use and English Unlimited and the teacher training course Teach English. He is co-author of Cambridge’s new adult course Cambridge English Empower. In Munich, he has worked for a number of years as a tutor on CELTA and DELTA teacher training courses.