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Teaching speaking - Unit 7: Monitoring

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Unit 7 looks at how we can effectively monitor our students while they are involved in speaking activities. 

In the video you will see how teachers in Thailand monitor their students and watch John Kay giving advice on how to monitor well.

This unit contains the following elements:

  • A short video providing input.  
  • A downloadable series of reflection tasks and activities.
  • If you are a teacher trainer and are planning to use the material in a face-to-face context, there is a set of trainer notes for each topic.

The downloadable material asks you or your trainees to think about how you do speaking activities in class and introduces some areas to consider when listening to students. You will also look at useful classroom language which can help students to use English rather than L1.

The videos in this series express the view that “English language teaching has the same challenges the world over”, but that the solutions to these problems depend very much on the local context, and for this reason the approach taken focuses on tasks that enable the participants to relate the video to their own specific practice and experience.