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This powerpoint is supported by a training, (which has been done face to face and also on line) for adult ESOL teachers and tutors. It discusses techniques for enhanced oral communication in context. ...

This powerpoint is supported by a training, (which has been done face to face and also on line) for adult ESOL teachers and tutors. It discusses techniques for enhanced oral communication in context. This is one of the most difficult language skills with many variables and barriers (personality, vocabulary dificiencies, pronunciation, structure, listening comprehension).

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  • The Art of Conversation
    Can We Talk?
  • Bill and Maria Koonce, presentersbillmar@cfl.rr.com
  • GENERAL GUIDELINES
    1. Select a Competency/Topic: Conversation in Context
    2. Make it Relevant/Meaningful
    3. Integrate all Language Skills
    4. Focus on Listening and Speaking
    5. Model Correct Language: No Correction
  • FL. CURRICULUM COMPETENCIES
    1. Communication
    2. Civics, Family & Community Resources
    3. Employment
    4. Consumer Education
    5. Health & Nutrition
    6. Transportation & Travel
    7. Safety & Security
  • ACTIVITIES
    1. Telephone situations: conversation, message, call back (realia)
    2. Use photos to talk about family members (visuals)
    3. Interview (role-play)
    4. Clothes, Advertisements (Language Experience Approach)
    5. Parts of the Body (Total Physical Response) Symptoms (visuals, mimic, role-play
    6. How did you come to the US? (experiential learning)
    7. Newspaper articles: a crime, a weather threat (current events, relevancy)
  • OTHER ACTIVITIES
    Games
    Poetry, Songs
    Show-and-Tell
    Riddles and Jokes
    Exchange recipes
    Television shows and Movies
  • Assessment
    Self evaluations
    Checklists
  • RESOURCES
    Textbook Series? ______________
    Cambridge University Press:
    Keep Talking by F. Klippel
    Five-Minute Activities by P. Ur and A. Wright
    Grammar Activities by P. Ur
    Just Listening and Speaking (with CD) by M. Cavendish
    Oxford University Press:
    The Oxford ESOL Handbook by P. Schellekens
  • RESOURCES (cont.)
    http://esl.about.com/
    http://efl4u.com/
    http://www.usingenglish.com/
  • CONTACT US! billmar@cfl.rr.comwww.mariaandbill.com
  • THE END