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Encouraging your learners to       speak in classJo Gakonga
Why it is important
Oh no, it’s me!
What can you do?
Are you doing all the talking?
This could be the result!
Establish the right atmosphere
Make it easy• Scaffold• Provide vocabulary and structures• Pitch it slightly below their current level
Try using music
Movement
Dictation ideas• Running dictation• Shouting dictation
Personalisation• What do I know most about?• Who can I talk about most easily?• Who is most interesting to my classmate?
Example tasks:•   My house•   My family•   My best friend•   My first / best/ worst job/ holiday•   My pet•   My hobbies• ...
Setting a clear task• Clear instructions• A specific endpoint
Repetition is good!• Don’t be afraid to do it again…and again…
HOTS or ‘Higher Order Thinking Skills’• Bloom’s taxonomy• Ordering, ranking, analysing etc.
Giving opinions
Controversial Topics
Don’t give up
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Encouraging your ELT learners to speak in class

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Encouraging your ELT learners to speak in class

  1. 1. elt-training.com Teacher training webinarsFor free voiced over presentation, visit www.elt-training.com Jo Gakonga jo.gakonga@elt-training.com
  2. 2. Encouraging your learners to speak in classJo Gakonga
  3. 3. Why it is important
  4. 4. Oh no, it’s me!
  5. 5. What can you do?
  6. 6. Are you doing all the talking?
  7. 7. This could be the result!
  8. 8. Establish the right atmosphere
  9. 9. Make it easy• Scaffold• Provide vocabulary and structures• Pitch it slightly below their current level
  10. 10. Try using music
  11. 11. Movement
  12. 12. Dictation ideas• Running dictation• Shouting dictation
  13. 13. Personalisation• What do I know most about?• Who can I talk about most easily?• Who is most interesting to my classmate?
  14. 14. Example tasks:• My house• My family• My best friend• My first / best/ worst job/ holiday• My pet• My hobbies• My last/ best/ worst birthday• Last year I…. Next year I’m going to …. It’s a long list!!
  15. 15. Setting a clear task• Clear instructions• A specific endpoint
  16. 16. Repetition is good!• Don’t be afraid to do it again…and again…
  17. 17. HOTS or ‘Higher Order Thinking Skills’• Bloom’s taxonomy• Ordering, ranking, analysing etc.
  18. 18. Giving opinions
  19. 19. Controversial Topics
  20. 20. Don’t give up

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