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Jo Gakonga
www.elt-training.com
Get them speaking
– get them speaking right.
Learning a language is a practical skill – to
improve you have to practise
Undivided attention
Huge increase in
potential talking time
Learner can choose
topics and control the
direction of the les...
Output and
input
Corrective
feedback
How do you
keep them
talking?
Relevant Interesting
The only way to learn a language is
in a country where it is spoken.
Text chat talk
• Slows conversation down
• Gives thinking time
• Allows for easier correction
Speaking
dictogloss
novelist
remote
dropping in
secluded
isolated
dawn
solidly built
..concentrate on my ------ without any ------
..getting fed up with people ---ing the -------
It definitely prevents ---- ...
1.Listen to the story
2.Retell the story
3.Look at some vocabulary
4.Listen again
5.Retell the story
6.Look at more phrase...
Bring the outside in
Another of my favourite techniques is to tell something to a speaker
of the language and have that person tell the same th...
Who was your favourite teacher?
If you could meet anyone in history, who would it be?
What is your first childhood memory?
Recording and
analysing
conversation
Output and
input
Corrective
feedback
When is feedback most effective?
Hot correction –
on the spot
When is feedback most effective?
Cold correction –
after the event
Get them speaking – get them speaking right. LLE Day
Get them speaking – get them speaking right. LLE Day
Get them speaking – get them speaking right. LLE Day
Get them speaking – get them speaking right. LLE Day
Get them speaking – get them speaking right. LLE Day
Get them speaking – get them speaking right. LLE Day
Get them speaking – get them speaking right. LLE Day
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Get them speaking – get them speaking right. LLE Day

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The slides from the LLE Development Day -23rd April 2015. Ideas for getting learners speaking

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Get them speaking – get them speaking right. LLE Day

  1. 1. Jo Gakonga www.elt-training.com Get them speaking – get them speaking right.
  2. 2. Learning a language is a practical skill – to improve you have to practise
  3. 3. Undivided attention Huge increase in potential talking time Learner can choose topics and control the direction of the lesson Individual needs can be addressed
  4. 4. Output and input Corrective feedback
  5. 5. How do you keep them talking? Relevant Interesting
  6. 6. The only way to learn a language is in a country where it is spoken.
  7. 7. Text chat talk • Slows conversation down • Gives thinking time • Allows for easier correction
  8. 8. Speaking dictogloss
  9. 9. novelist remote dropping in secluded isolated dawn solidly built
  10. 10. ..concentrate on my ------ without any ------ ..getting fed up with people ---ing the ------- It definitely prevents ---- from -------ing in I --- much better ---- If I feel the need for ----- I can always -------- Whenever I ------ there’s a -------
  11. 11. 1.Listen to the story 2.Retell the story 3.Look at some vocabulary 4.Listen again 5.Retell the story 6.Look at more phrases 7.(Listen again) 8.Retell the story.
  12. 12. Bring the outside in
  13. 13. Another of my favourite techniques is to tell something to a speaker of the language and have that person tell the same thing back to me in correct, natural form. I then tell the same thing again, bearing in mind the way in which I have just heard it. This cycle can repeat itself two or three times… An essential feature of this technique is that the text we are swapping back and forth originates with me, so that I control the content. ‘Earl Stevick’ activity from ‘Success with Foreign Languages’ (1989: 148):
  14. 14. Who was your favourite teacher? If you could meet anyone in history, who would it be? What is your first childhood memory?
  15. 15. Recording and analysing conversation
  16. 16. Output and input Corrective feedback
  17. 17. When is feedback most effective? Hot correction – on the spot
  18. 18. When is feedback most effective? Cold correction – after the event

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