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ERIC Number: ED523334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 262
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-9311-8557-8
Insights on Teaching Speaking in TESOL. TESOL Classroom Practice Series
Stewart, Tim, Ed.
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL)
The Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) field continues to experience increased valuing of experiential practitioner knowledge. A welcome result of this evolution has been the broadening of research perspectives. The 16 practitioner narratives in "Insights on Teaching Speaking in TESOL" are written by teacher-researchers who describe explorations into aspects of their own classroom practices. The findings shared by these practitioners shed light on contemporary ESOL classroom practice in teaching speaking and highlight some of the currents that flow through classroom practice at this time. The volume is divided into three sections: materials development & implementation, public speaking, and feedback & assessment. All of the chapters detail practical applications for implementing new ways of teaching speaking such as: (1) encouraging critical thinking in ESOL speaking courses; (2) using learning technologies in the ESOL classroom; (3) staging public speaking events like presentations, speeches, and discussions; and (4) arranging student group configurations to encourage greater student time on-task. What emerges from the chapters in this book is a clear sense of the reciprocal link between classroom interaction and teacher development. ESOL practitioners will find the descriptions of teaching practices in this book a useful guide for their own professional development. Chapters of this book include: (1) Introduction: The Practice of Teaching Speaking in the 21st Century (Tim Stewart); (2) Exploring Values in English Through a Dilemma-Based Story (William Perry); (3) Authentic iBT Speaking Practice Using Open-Source Voice-Recording Software (Dana Saito-Stehberger and Jee-Eun Oh); (4) Reinforcing Grammar and Vocabulary Learning With High-Volume Speaking Activities (Kevin McCaughey); (5) Young Learners' Use of English: Imitation or Production? (Barbel Diehr); (6) Reframing and Reconstructing Situational Dialogues: Scaffolding Speaking Tasks for English for Occupational Purposes (Yoshihito Sugita); (7) An Experimental Application of the Problem-Posing Approach for English Language Teaching in Vietnam (Hoa Thi Mai Nguyen); (8) From Podcasting to YouTube: How to Make Use of Internet 2.0 for Speaking Practice (Robert Chartrand); (9) (Re)Cycling Speaking Tasks on the Road to Pedagogical Renewal: Drama in the ESOL Classroom (Tim Stewart); (10) Data and Donuts: Preparing Graduate Students in Language Education to Speak at Conferences (Jessie Carduner and Sarah Rilling); (11) A Holistic, Humanistic Approach to Developing Public Speaking Skills Through Speech Mentoring (Amanda Bradley); (12) PowerPoint or Posters for EAP Students' Presentation Skills Development? (Caroline Brandt); (13) The Speaking Log: A Tool for Posttask Feedback (Tony Lynch); (14) Demystifying Presentation Grading Through Student-Created Scoring Rubrics (Jeff Popko); (15) Practical Strategies for Assessing Students' Oral Speeches Through Vlogs (Aiden Yeh); (16) Promoting Oral Proficiency Through In-Class Speaking Tests (Stephen Soresi); and (17) Taking Pronunciation Further With Oral Journals (Joann Chernen). References and an index are included.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Vietnam