Teachers trying to make the decision of whether or not to teach speaking skills in an "exam preparation" environment is always a difficult one. How much classroom time should we devote to a skill that is not on high school or university entrance exams? The answer lies in balancing students' needs and desires. Students' need to prepare for examinations, but their desire is to speak English like a "native speaker." This workshop presents effective ways to teach "Conversation Strategies," "Discussion Strategies" and assess speaking skills in foreign language classrooms.
Presentation Sponsored by the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Title: Learning to Speak English in Bob's World
Presenter: Robert Betts
Place: Ibaraki University, Mito
Date: September 21 (Sun)
Time: 13:30--17:00 (Registration begins at 13:00)
The presentation will be followed by a Refreshments Time & Book Fair
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