ERIC Number: ED549610
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb-26
Reference Count: N/A
Bleistein, T.; Smith, M. K.; Lewis, M.
TESOL International Association
To meet the needs of students, teachers of oral English have three main tasks: find out all they can about how speaking works, look for ways to introduce their classes to the language of conversation, and provide students with opportunities to practice speaking English. This book covers these three tasks in an easy-to-follow guide that language teachers will find very practical for their own contexts. Topics covered are language forms in conversation, conversations in real-world contexts, how to teach and assess speaking effectively, and the challenges of teaching speaking communicatively. "Teaching Speaking" is a valuable addition to the literature in this profession. The book provides a Preface and the following chapters: (1) Introduction, (2) Language Forms in Conversational Contexts, (3) Conversations in Real-World Contexts, (4) Ways of Teaching Speaking, (5) Assessing Progress in Speaking, and (6) Challenges of Teaching Speaking Communicatively. Also included are References and an Appendix: Sample Lesson Plan.
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Speech Communication, Guides, Language Teachers, Interpersonal Communication, Relevance (Education), Teaching Methods, Evaluation Methods, Communication Skills, Oral Language
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: TESOL International Association