How to of public speaking for ESL Students

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Have you ever wished that you could enrich your Oral Communications classes with more personally enriching material to unlock your students’ speaking skills? Public speaking skills in a second language are a powerful confidence builder. However, developing these skills is a process which requires a careful build-up of various abilities. There are few materials which provide insight as to how to teach these skills step-wise to adult Second Language Learners.
Techniques for integrating public speaking into Oral Communications courses, engagement of the student audience as evaluators, and preparation of outstanding slides are some of the topics covered in this interactive program. Model presentations, evaluation forms and feedback techniques will be made available. Participants will take away tested, easily implementable techniques to turn Oral Communications students into confident presenters, with the potential to exceed the performance of native speakers.

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How to of public speaking for ESL Students

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  5. 5. What about ESL Students? Anxiety Native Speakers Non-Native Speakers Lack of practice x x Fear (of audience) x x Language expectation OK 5
  6. 6. ESL: From Speechless to Powerful Speakers Carol A. Costello, M.A. TESOL Adjunct Professor, San Antonio College 6
  7. 7. Objective Provide you with tools to teach public speaking to intermediate adult ESL students 7
  8. 8. Overview Assumptions Calendar Sequence and Examples 8
  9. 9. Assumptions • Class: Speaking related • Level: Intermediate • Number of students: 2030 • Time period: 8 week Flex • 2hrs. 30 min. class period, 2x per week – Two to 2 ½ hours for speaking instruction per week 9
  10. 10. Assumptions • Freedom & Control – Teacher models presentations – Students given freedom to choose themes – Preparation time given – Keep the “audience” focused 10
  11. 11. Handout #1: Suggested Calendar Week Monday 1 Introduction 2 5 presentations FB 5 presentations 3 5 presentations FB 5 presentations FB Assign Partner Speech (Model) 4 5 presentations FB 5 presentations FB 5 Public speaking tips worksheet Assign Power Point (Model) FB 6 5 presentations FB 5 presentations FB 7 5 presentations FB 5 presentations Feedback FB 8 Tu . Wednesday Th. Fri. Weekend Assign “Elevator” Speech (Model) FB 11
  12. 12. Assignment 1: Elevator Speech • • • • Name Where you are from Why you’re studying English Something most people don’t know about you 12
  13. 13. #2: Audience Engagement Speaking and Listening 3 Volume Easy to understand Interesting comments Speaker looks comfortable Speech Evaluation Form 1 1 1 1 1=Excellent 2 2 2 2 2=Good 3=Needs work 3 3 3 3 Helpful comments: 13
  14. 14. Timing 2 persons – Timer with phone – Hold up timing slips 0-50 seconds 50-60 seconds 60+ seconds 14
  15. 15. Any Volunteers? 15
  16. 16. Feedback to Class Timing Body language Organization Language 16
  17. 17. Audience Comments Returned to Students 17
  18. 18. #3: Summary of Feedback for Presenters 18
  19. 19. Optional Activities http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YivQYeI0vys 19
  20. 20. Assignment 2: Partner Introduction • Interview or Story • 2-3 minutes long • Assign partners by random method or comfort factor • Change audience evaluation form • No-shows: assign to other partner 20
  21. 21. #4: Partner Presentation Feedback Sheet Evaluator’s Name: _______________________ Partner Presentation Evaluation Form Name: ______________________________ ___________________________________ Name: Overall score: Great Job! 1 2 3 Needs work 3 Needs work Overall score: Great Job! 1 2 Did well: Did well: Needs work: Needs work: 21
  22. 22. #5: Examples of Feedback 22
  23. 23. Elements of Public Speaking Content Delivery Notes Feedback Summary 23
  24. 24. #5: How Can You Improve? • Elements of Public Speaking: Prof. C. Costello S&L III • Content – Opening (question?) – Several bullet points • Know what to say – Closing • Tell the audience you are at the end • Thank the audience for their attention • End on a positive note – Timing – Questions to ask yourself • • • • • Is it interesting for the audience? Do you know what you want to say? Have you practiced? (With a timer?) What do I need to work on? • Did you recognize what you did well? Delivery – Body Language SEE HANDOUT 24
  25. 25. Assignment 3: Power Point • Model for Students (2-3 minutes) • Allow them to suggest themes • Write themes down to check 25
  26. 26. General Outline • • • • Title Overview Bullet Points Conclusion My Favorite Cities! Carol Costello July 17, 2013 26
  27. 27. My Favorite Cities! Carol Costello July 17, 2013 27
  28. 28. #7: Last Feedback Before Power Point Typical comments from the Evaluators Well done: Needs work: Good voice and pronunciation Difficulty with pronunciation Good volume Can’t hear you Looks comfortable Doesn’t look comfortable Speaks clearly Some words were not clear Good speaker, interesting comments Didn’t understand Awesome! Needs work Good ending, you know what to say Dropped ending, just walked off Good introduction to get group interested OK Good eye contact Eye contact missing Easy to understand Difficult to understand Nice smile Tense face, maybe uncomfortable or nervous A little fast Good body language with eyes, hands, legs Looks confident Used small notes Timing was accurate Can’t understand because of speed Waving hands, not looking at everyone, no movement or too much movement Notes were too large, or didn’t need notes TIMING! 28
  29. 29. Lab Time for PP preparation • Students help each other • Encourage creativity • Show them how to choose and manipulate photos 29
  30. 30. #8: Power Point Feedback Form 30
  31. 31. The Key to Success! 31
  32. 32. Results: Much Discussion! • • • • • • • Colombia: Anti-bullfighting Chile: National Parks and Folklore Mexico: “The Art of Happyness” Taiwan: Tae Kwan Do Iran: My Hometown Vietnam: How to Make Summer Rolls Saudi Arabia: Wedding Customs 32
  33. 33. Conclusion 33
  34. 34. Fear and Anxiety 34
  35. 35. Self-Confidence 35
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