The theme of Languages Today Spring 2018 edition is ‘Time to Talk’ and it showcases how teachers are focusing their efforts on preparing their students for speaking exams, as well as bring you some creative and interesting examples of classroom practice to support you in teaching and developing students’ speaking skills. How do we encourage pupils to feel confident when speaking in the target language? That’s one of the big questions we ask in this issue of Languages Today. The edition also looks at how to encourage more assured autonomous speakers, with a range of methods that can be used to further improve speaking.
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My Best 10…ways to create confident conversationalists. (Downloadable pdf)
Nadine Chadier and Sylvie Bartlett-Rawlings on using visual stimuli and prompts to encourage “communication for practical purposes”. Nadine Chadier teaches French in primary schools and museums. She also creates innovative resources, speaks at conferences and runs the ALL North London Primary Language Hub. Sylvie Bartlett-Rawlings has spent 20 years teaching French at secondary level and to adults, as well as being involved in the Petite École Kentoise, for bilingual children. Sylvie is an active member of ALL Kent and organises TeachMeets.
How to… provide effective feedback during whole class speaking tasks. (Downloadable pdf)
Natalie Campbell explains how technology can enable teachers to provide feedback to every student. Natalie Campbell is Subject Manager for Spanish at Trinity Catholic School in Nottingham. She became an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2015 and was named ALL Secondary Languages Teacher of the Year in 2016. She is a keen advocate of using technology to enhance language teaching.
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