SPEAKING: LINKS AND RESOURCES
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!
There are several useful articles here: for example, “Getting Teenagers Speaking”, “Personalised Speaking”, “Speaking Aids”, “Teaching speaking skills - overcoming classroom problems”...and more
Interaction and Speaking. By Gerard Counihan, The Internet TESL Journal, Vol. IV, No. 7, July 1998
An index of all articles related to teaching techniques at the Internet TESL Journal.
THE NATURAL APPROACH
A summary of the five hypotheses.
Article with some practical advice by Scott Thornbury.
Comprehensive critique of the Natural Approach.
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.
by Stewart Wachs, The Internet TESL Journal, Vol. II, No. 1, January 1996
SPEAKING AND THE INTERNET
by Dr.V.Chanthiramathi at Journal of Technology for ELT, Vol.1, No.2 (April-June 2011)