Jon Hird - Extended Speaking in the Classroom (and the Importance of Planning)
This practical webinar considers the importance of pre-task planning in classroom speaking activities and looks at research evidence of how this can result in significantly increased fluency, complexity and grammatical accuracy. We will look at how a planning stage can be integrated into a speaking activity and along the way we will listen to and briefly assess a student undertaking a classroom speaking task. The session will be illustrated with material from Language Hub.
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Advancing Learning: The fifth skill – 'viewing'
We all know about the traditional four skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. But what about the fifth skill of ’viewing’? Kieran Donaghy, expert in the use of visual arts in language teaching, explains what viewing is, why it’s important and how you can implement it in the classroom.