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Essential Speaking Skills by Joanna Baker
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Practical and easy to use, this guide to teaching, speaking and listening is designed to be used with students of English as a second or additional language. It features advice on teaching approaches and effective ideas for learning activities and specifically written for teachers who teach large classes with minimal resources. The explanations and activities are suited to both new and experienced teachers of English. The handbook gives step-by-step instructions on: getting started with a class; teaching aids; developing fluency; working with text and pronunciation and testing. All the activities in the book have been developed tried and tested by VSO and national English language teachers working throughout the developing world.

Table of Contents

How to teach speaking - guidance to teachers; Preparation for speaking - "warmers"; Practising speaking; Fluency activities; Pronunciation; Speaking activities for complete beginners and younger learners; Using text as a basis for speaking activities; Review and summary.

Author Biography

Joanna Baker and Heather Westrup are authors of the English Language Teacher's Handbook (Continuum). They are VSO trainers well known through the BBC, British Council and Christian networks.
Release date NZ
April 3rd, 2003
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
15 b&w illustrations, index
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
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