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Teaching Speaking Theories and Methodologies

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Aj Servancia

on 18 December 2013

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Transcript of Teaching Speaking Theories and Methodologies

• Use of casual and formal language (politeness)
• Turn-taking skills
• Back channeling (verbal and non-verbal)
• Use of communication strategies
• Speaks slowly and takes too long
to compose utterances
• Cannot participate actively in conversation
• Spoken English doesn’t sound natural
• Poor grammar
• Poor pronunciation
Reasons for poor speaking skills

• Lack of curriculum emphasis on speaking skills
• Teachers’ limited English proficiency
• Class conditions do not favor oral activities
• Limited opportunities outside of class to practice
• Examination system does not emphasize oral
Typical Learner Problems
• Cannot sustain spoken interaction beyond short segments
• Frequent communication breakdowns and
• Lack of vocabulary needed to talk about
common utterances
• Lack of communication strategies

• Use of conversational routines
• Use of short and long turns
• Topic range
• Mastery of basic functions
• Use of adjacency pairs
Teaching Speaking Theories and Methodologies
Aspects of oral fluency
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