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  • 1. Talk with me
  • 2. Publisher’s imprintAuthor: Ester Cardona (strcardona@gmail.com) Arantxa Sánchez (asanc264@gmail.com)Related modules: European Diversity European Identity (Cultural Heritage) European Citizenship European Professionalism (School Concepts)Year of publication: 2011
  • 3. Index1 Introduction ...................................................................................................................... 32 Description of the project ................................................................................................. 33 Objectives / Aims ............................................................................................................. 44 Activities .......................................................................................................................... 45 Feedbacks ....................................................................................................................... 46 Summary ......................................................................................................................... 47 Attachments..................................................................................................................... 4 1 IntroductionThe European Teachers Synthesize project gave us the opportunity to take part in theprogramme “European Teachers Professionalism” held in Graz, Austria. Teachers from differentparts of Europe spent a week talking, analyzing, debating, comparing and sharing differentideas and experiences about the education system in their countries and all around Europe. 2 Description of the projectOur project is about how we can encourage our students to speak English in the classroom. It isbased mainly on developing oral communication skills in English. We have written differentlesson plans which are aimed at enhancing the oral skills of students. In our project, we havelesson plans about role-playing, story telling, a guessing game and singing a song. The aim ofour lessons is to get the students to produce something orally in order to develop speakingskills.After getting all the inputs, we have put into practice this international collaboration and we havefinally produced a project based on our experiences about teaching oral skills in the Englishlanguage.We communicated through a private discussion group on facebook during the development ofour project.We have also created some documents on google docs so that each of us could write their ownpart of the project.Each of us has presented a lesson plan that worked well with our students, the main objectivewas to know different ways of developing the oral skills of our learners, and we have haddifferent ideas of what to do when working orally with our students.We have also tried to put into practice some of the lesson plans described in our project with ourstudents. This has also worked very well, we have had to adapt some of the contents to ourgroup level, but all of the ideas were easily applicable to other groups and other cultures.
  • 4. We have reached a conclusion that communicative oral games, songs, stories and role playsare very valuable tools to work with any age group or level of students in any country whenpractising speaking in English. 3 Objectives / AimsThe aim of our project is to share methodologies to practise speaking in English in theclassroom.Each of us will try the methods described in our classrooms. We will evaluate the process andthe outcomes of the methods. We will share our experiences on a private discussion group onfacebook. Finally, we will write collaboratively the final conclusions of our project on a googledocument. 4 ActivitiesSince the aim of our project is to develop the speaking skills of our students in the Englishlanguage, we used different types of activities to encourage them to speak in English in theclassroom. We got our students to do a role-play, for example, to show them how to speak ifthey were in a restaurant. This gave them the opportunity to practise real-life English. We usedother activities, too such as story-telling to give them the chance to tell their own story. All theother activities that we used in our lessons were a great way to enhance the oral skills of ourstudents in the English language. 5 FeedbacksAfter we did our lesson plans and carried out the lessons in our classrooms, we wrote thefeedbacks of our lesson plans and shared them with each other on google docs. We wroteabout the positive and negative points of our lesson plans which were very useful in order tomake any necessary changes. 6 SummaryOur project, developing speaking skills in the English language is about how we can encourageour students to speak accurately and fluently in English. As a group, we developed differentstrategies and activities, and shared these with each other to make one whole project. 7 Attachments
  • 5. 7.1.1 Project presentation. This is a slide presentation about the initial ideas of theproject introduce to our partners in the ETSize course in Graz. 7.1.2 Application form. This document contains personal information about themembers of the team and a short summary of the project. 7.1.3 Lesson plans. Document with an introduction of the project, the lessonplans of each partner and the feedback of them. 7.1.4 Report of the project. Description, communication between the membersof the project and reflexion and evaluation of the project.https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uTV8xnUHsdToQ3caWnnmtZOfvRHQMazLqTDBrkG6P6s/edit?hl=en_US#7.2 Photos 7.2.1 Group photo of the ETSize in-service course in Graz.7.3 Hyperlinks 7.3.1 Website of the ETSize Project http://www.european-teachers.eu 7.3.2 Website of the “escola Collserola blog” where you can see the video of the kids doing one of the lesson plans (at the restaurant) http://blocs.xtec.cat/englishcollserola/ 7.3.3 Guessing game. Power point presentation to play a game of one of the lesson plans. Go to the last web page and search for “guessing game”

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