Speaking Skills for English Language Learners Joe McVeigh Literacy New York Spring Conference Saratoga Springs, New York A...
Needs Assessment
Who are your students?
What do they want to do that they can’t do?
What do you need to know to help them?
Power Tools
Using language to get more language
Making recordings
Writing things down
Listening and  pronunciation  basics
Distinguishing sounds: minimal pairs
Word Stress
Sentence stress and reduced forms
Basic intonation patterns
Cultural differences Cultural differences
Nonverbal communication
Directness and indirectness
Language differences and interference
Working with speaking
Controlled to less controlled activities
Repetition and drills
Dialogs
Information gap activities
Free conversation
Who is doing most of the talking?
Questions
Useful resources
Photo Credits All photos from flickr used under a Creative Commons license <ul><li>Biking daredevil Martin  Terber </li></...
Photo Credits All photos from flickr used under a Creative Commons license <ul><li>Mother with baby Hamed Saber </li></ul>...
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Joe McVeigh presents tips for helping adult level English language learners with speaking skills. Download the handout at www.joemcveigh.org

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  1. 1. Speaking Skills for English Language Learners Joe McVeigh Literacy New York Spring Conference Saratoga Springs, New York April 17, 2010
  2. 2. Needs Assessment
  3. 3. Who are your students?
  4. 4. What do they want to do that they can’t do?
  5. 5. What do you need to know to help them?
  6. 6. Power Tools
  7. 7. Using language to get more language
  8. 8. Making recordings
  9. 9. Writing things down
  10. 10. Listening and pronunciation basics
  11. 11. Distinguishing sounds: minimal pairs
  12. 12. Word Stress
  13. 13. Sentence stress and reduced forms
  14. 14. Basic intonation patterns
  15. 15. Cultural differences Cultural differences
  16. 16. Nonverbal communication
  17. 17. Directness and indirectness
  18. 18. Language differences and interference
  19. 19. Working with speaking
  20. 20. Controlled to less controlled activities
  21. 21. Repetition and drills
  22. 22. Dialogs
  23. 23. Information gap activities
  24. 24. Free conversation
  25. 25. Who is doing most of the talking?
  26. 26. Questions
  27. 27. Useful resources
  28. 28. Photo Credits All photos from flickr used under a Creative Commons license <ul><li>Biking daredevil Martin Terber </li></ul><ul><li>Men in hardhats USACE Europe District </li></ul><ul><li>Woman in bedroom with laptop Kenny Corbin </li></ul><ul><li>Boy with glowing light “The hills are alive” Caroline </li></ul><ul><li>Ryobi power tools Michel Ngilen </li></ul><ul><li>Saw blade Paul Hart </li></ul><ul><li>Audio recorders by “yoppy” & “edvvc” </li></ul><ul><li>Listening ears Ky Olsen </li></ul><ul><li>Twin sheep Donald MacLeod </li></ul><ul><li>Small and large buildings Ibrahim Iugaz </li></ul><ul><li>Blurred baby on swing Bart Everson </li></ul><ul><li>Roller coaster Justin Holzworth </li></ul>
  29. 29. Photo Credits All photos from flickr used under a Creative Commons license <ul><li>Mother with baby Hamed Saber </li></ul><ul><li>Peaceful Chinese water village Luo Shaoyang </li></ul><ul><li>Colored lights patterns “ctd 2005” </li></ul><ul><li>Surprised girl Paulo Cruz </li></ul><ul><li>Control key Faramarz Hashemi </li></ul><ul><li>Red dimpled pattern “fdecomite” </li></ul><ul><li>Dialog Indi Samarajiva </li></ul><ul><li>Ice crevasse McKay Savage </li></ul><ul><li>Women in conversation Procsilas Moscas </li></ul><ul><li>Baby birds Robert S Donovan </li></ul><ul><li>Question mark Ethan Lofton </li></ul><ul><li>Colored thank you “vistamommy” </li></ul>
  30. 30. Download the handout and other resources at www.joemcveigh.org
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