Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador Instituto Pedagógico de Caracas Departamento de Idiomas Modernos Programa Inglés Cátedra de LingüísticaCurso: Metodología de la Enseñanza del Inglés como Lengua Extranjera Teacher Talking Time (TTT) Vs. Student Talking Time (STT) Author: Oviedo Ramón Caracas, June 2012
What is Teacher Talking Time (TTT)?It is the amount of time that the teacher spends talking in class. What is Student Talking Time (STT)?It is the amount of time that students spend talking in class.
Who Should Talk more in Class?Hammer (1998), Hall (2011), and others agree that STT must bemaximized in the classroom because that is the chance thatstudents have to practice their English, especially EFL students.To this respect, the web page cotterhue.hubpages suggests thatthe time the teachers should spend talking in class is 30% of thewhole time dedicated to the class, and students 70%.
Who Should Talk more in Class?However, Hammer (1998) and Hall (2011) state that there willbe moments that the teacher has to explain complex lessonsor activities that will require more time talking in the class.Besides, the learners need language input andcomprehension that only the teacher can provide them in theclassroom. Just in these cases, TTT will work!
Who Should Talk more in Class?Jones and Von Baeyer (1983) assert that “…the morestudents talk, the more fluent they will become.”
BIBLIPGRAPHYHammer, J. (1998). How to Teacher English. Longman: England.Jones, L and Von Baeyer. (1983). Functions of American English:Communication Activities for the Classroom. CambridgeUniversity Press: New York.Hall, G, (2011). Exploring English Language Teaching: Languagein Action. Taylor& Francis: Canada.http://cotterhue.hubpage.coom/hub/talkingtime