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Your Guide to Improving your Students' Conversational Skills

Conversation is an important aspect of students' lives, whether at school for learning, in interactions with their classmates or later in their social life. The ability to start and maintain a conversation, such as the ability to discuss concepts in class, is vital. This collection includes resources to help your "silent" students open up and tackle this issue.
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Your Guide to Improving your Students' Conversational Skills
  • Doaa Wael says:
    The British council team visited a school in Thailand and video-filmed the English teaching lesson there. They have a professional educator comment on the performance of the teacher and what is going on in the class. They also mention some very helpful tips within commentary. It is concise, to the point and effective which allowed me to enjoy every minute of it.
  • Doaa Wael says:
    This book has been used by many teachers and parents as a guided means for teaching conversation and vocabulary in context. In each unit, a lesson plan is provided and pictures as cues are also provided to lead the context about some of the very common, daily life topics. I believe this is a great resource for teachers who teacher younger grades such as 1-4
  • Doaa Wael says:
    A brilliant resource that is written in a list format. It provides creative tips that teachers can follow to encourage their students to talk more and engage verbally with the lesson.
  • ascd.org
    ascd.org

    Why Talk Is Important in Classrooms

    8 minute read
    Doaa Wael says:
    This was one of most enjoyable resources that I have read so far, as it illustrates why classroom talk is important. The article gives a very astonishing example conversation between a teacher and her students about how a teacher can successfully respond to students' correct and incorrect answers in an effective manner. The article also extends further to discuss the difference between students and the various levels of language fluency.
  • Doaa Wael says:
    If this is your first time teaching a conversation class, you might feel a bit unsure about what you should do and how to allocate your time. This website article gives you a very detailed and organized plan with time scheme about how to conduct your first class, what to do and how much time you should allocate for each task.
  • litcircles.org
    litcircles.org

    Teaching Students How to Discuss

    5 minute read
    Doaa Wael says:
    An article that has taught me a lot of professional and technical aspects about teaching students to discuss in the classroom. It identifies the elements of a good discussion and develops certain guidelines for doing so. This article will give a great insight about this topic!
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation

    5 minute read
    Doaa Wael says:
    Author and educator, Dr. Ellen, shares his experience in the classroom establishing a set of classroom rules to help and encourage the students to have a good conversation. This blog article has inspired me and I highly recommend it to language teachers.
  • busyteacher.org
    busyteacher.org

    5 Best Ways to Improve Students' Conversational Skills

    6 minute read
    Doaa Wael says:
    One of my beloved articles since it is very brief, quick to understand and powerful to implement. It provides you with 5 simple yet powerful ideas to stir up any conversation during the lesson (guided conversation).
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