Teaching Listening and Speaking


We've created this page to provide resources, lessons, and ideas on teaching listening and speaking. There are printable materials for classroom use, lessons, resources, and ideas. We also have a discussion forum and links to other web sites about teaching.

Ideas for Using Matching Exercises

Matching exercises are standard textbook fare. Check out these suggestions for making them a bit more interactive.

Lessons

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations are a great way for students to practice their English skills. The extra pressure of knowing they're going to be in front of the classroom provides students with some great extrinsic motivation for staying on task. I usually start by going through presentation basics with the group, then assigning an oral presentation every three weeks or so. (As a general rule, never allow students to write out their presentations. Rather, encourage them to use notecards to stay on track.)