The Art Of Conversation

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CAN WE TALK? This training for adult ESOL instructors, volunteer tutors and administrators discusses the most effective and practical techniques for developing oral skills: the communicative approach in context relevant to students' lives encourages meaningful conversation.

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The Art Of Conversation

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

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