Productive and Receptive Skills in the ESL Classroom - Why do we speak?

 

So, we'll focus first of all on a speaking skills lesson and perhaps a starting point for this would be to ask a question which is: Why do we speak to each other? The reason that it's important to ask ourselves this question is that whatever answers there are to this should be present in our lessons. So, why do we speak to each other? Well, there are a multitude of answers to that but when you boil them all down to their essence, they probably actually come down to one or two things. We communicate to each other by speaking because of either a need. We need something. We want something or a desire to achieve something.


Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

Modals, Phrasal Verbs, and Passive Voice- These are all used in conversational English. The use of modal verbs is fairly straightforward. The passive voice has several uses. One of the passive voices can be used to express a passive position in a conversation. I will need to memorize the various passive voice tenses. These will be more difficult to teach.In this unit I have learned about the conditionals and reported speech, I have learned the five main types of conditional its grammar format and also the usage of each type. It also stated here some of the students typical mistakes and where it usually arises. I also learned a lot of activities that I can use to make the lesson interesting and effective.


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