SPEAKING: LINKS AND RESOURCES

GENERAL

Teaching ESL/EFL Listening and Speaking

by I.S.P. Nation and Jonathan Newton

Preview of their book, of which you can read a couple of chapters online. If it inspires you, you can purchase it from various sellers!

http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/articles/speaking

There are several useful articles here: for example, “Getting Teenagers Speaking”, “Personalised Speaking”, “Speaking Aids”, “Teaching speaking skills - overcoming classroom problems”...and more

http://iteslj.org/Techniques/Counihan-Interaction.html

Interaction and Speaking. By Gerard Counihan, The Internet TESL Journal, Vol. IV, No. 7, July 1998

http://iteslj.org/Techniques/

An index of all articles related to teaching techniques at the Internet TESL Journal.

THE NATURAL APPROACH

http://ajwatts2.com/files/The_Natural_Approach.pdf

A summary of the five hypotheses.

http://www.onestopenglish.com/support/ask-the-experts/methodology-questions/methodology-the-natural-approach/146401.article

Article with some practical advice by Scott Thornbury.

http://www.stanford.edu/~hakuta/www/LAU/ICLangLit/NaturalApproach.htm

Comprehensive critique of the Natural Approach.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTVbdstastI

Video which shows clearly and concisely the main principles behind the approach.

THEME BASED TEACHING

Here is the example of theme based teaching which I spoke about. It´s quite long and comprehensive, including, if you scroll to the bottom of the page, a full description of many of the activities this teacher used. Her topic was MARRIAGE.

http://iteslj.org/Techniques/Wachs-ThemeBased.html

by Stewart Wachs,  The Internet TESL Journal, Vol. II, No. 1, January 1996

http://iteslj.org/

SPEAKING AND THE INTERNET

Enhancing the Speaking Skill of Second Language Learners Using Modern Technologies

by Dr.V.Chanthiramathi at Journal of Technology for ELT, Vol.1, No.2 (April-June 2011)

Don’t forget...

http://www.voxopop.com