Course Description

In this course, we give an introduction to the speaking skill. We start by defining the aims of teaching speaking and exploring what is involved in teaching speaking. We will then look at different examples of typical speaking activities and the difference between teaching for accuracy and teaching for fluency. Finally, we will look at the teacher’s role in teaching speaking and the stages in a speaking lesson.


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Getting Started with Teaching Speaking

Maria Fernanda Rodriquez

Great speaking activities to use in class.

Great speaking activities to use in class.

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Course Author

Course Author Ben Goldstein

Ben is a writer, teacher trainer and conference speaker. He teaches materials writing on the online MATESOL program of the New School in New York. He has published two methodology handbooks for teachers: Language Learning with Digital Video (with Paul Driver) and Working with Images. For students, he has co-authored Evolve - a new adult coursebook series for adults - and Eyes Open/Uncover for teenagers (all CUP) and previously Framework and The Big Picture for Richmond.