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FOCUS ON FLUENCY
Transcript of FOCUS ON FLUENCY
"...a phenomenon that emerges naturally and therefore does not need to be explicitly taught."
Students do not have to produce content from scratch
"All these strategies will contribute towards boosting their confidence and fostering their oral skills"
Not all students have access to unlimited contact with English
Tasks for developing
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Find someone who... + A general goal
Give students time to prepare what they are going to say
Setting time limits
Speeds up speech with less pausing
Focused on fluency-related features:
discourse markers, pauses
- Telephone conversations
- Face-to-face conversations
Are there any disadvantages on a fluency-oriented approach? if so, which ones?
Can we really separate the learning process into accuracy and fluency or is it something that constantly overlaps?