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3 Speaking Skills for the First Day of Class: Hit the Ground Running

A. C. Kemp
A. C. Kemp

For many of us, the first day of school is fast approaching. The first class is crucial because it sets the tone for the rest of the semester. Therefore, we focus on creating a friendly, low-stress environment, setting clear expectations, … Continue reading

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3 Online Whiteboard Speaking Games

A. C. Kemp
A. C. Kemp

Many of us are now teaching online, and it can be challenging to find ways to engage students who are sitting in front of a computer all day. How can we get students talking with the enthusiasm they have in … Continue reading

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On Teaching Speaking: Extemporaneous Speaking

Julie Vorholt
Julie Vorholt

This TESOL Blog series focuses on teaching speaking to English learners. In this TESOL Blog series, Julie Vorholt, editor of New Ways in Teaching Speaking, Second Edition, interviews contributors to the volume and gets some tips from them on teaching … Continue reading

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On Teaching Speaking: EL Autonomous Learning With Art

Julie Vorholt
Julie Vorholt

This TESOL Blog series focuses on teaching speaking to English learners. In this TESOL Blog series, Julie Vorholt, editor of New Ways in Teaching Speaking, Second Edition, interviews contributors to the volume and gets some tips from them on teaching … Continue reading

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On Teaching Speaking: Academic Presentations for ELs

Julie Vorholt
Julie Vorholt

This TESOL Blog series focuses on teaching speaking to English learners. In this TESOL Blog series, Julie Vorholt, editor of New Ways in Teaching Speaking, Second Edition, interviews contributors to the volume and gets some tips from them on teaching … Continue reading

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On Teaching Speaking: New Ways in Teaching Speaking, 2nd Edition

Julie Vorholt
Julie Vorholt

This TESOL Blog series focuses on teaching speaking to English learners. As the editor of the newly released New Ways in Teaching Speaking, Second Edition, I’m thrilled to tell you about it! For those unfamiliar with the New Ways series, … Continue reading

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Fluency and Accuracy Activities: Striking a Balance

Robert Sheppard
Rob Sheppard

In everyday usage, fluent is often used interchangeably with proficient, as in, He’s pretty fluent in Arabic. But in language teaching, fluency is a bit more technical and just one component of language proficiency, often discussed in tandem with accuracy: … Continue reading

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Video Self-Modeling: 5 Ideas for Adult ESOL

Robert Sheppard
Rob Sheppard

In a recent TESOL Journal article, Boisvert and Rao (2015) discuss a fascinating classroom technique called video self-modeling (VSM). Although VSM has its roots in psychology, and Boisvert and Rao’s article focuses on its use with K–12 ELLs, this technique … Continue reading

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