Speaking Matters

You spoke. We listened. Teachers tell us that speaking is the most important skill for students to master, but teaching it can be a challenge. So to help, here are some resources, insights and tips on how to develop confident speakers of English.

How can you create a safe speaking environment?

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Caroline Thiriau
Techniques
Language

5 factors for successful speaking practice

Caroline Thiriau
Published 11 August 2017
Louisa Kiwana
Techniques
Skills

5 tips from 5 experts for teaching speaking

Louisa Kiwana
Published 21 November 2017
Philip Kerr
Techniques
Skills

On speaking: How much time should we give to speaking practice?

Philip Kerr
Published 15 January 2018
Caroline Thiriau
Insights
Pedagogy

Global Teaching Speaking Survey: The results

Caroline Thiriau
Published 6 November 2017
Ceri Jones
Techniques
Skills

An introduction to teaching speaking online - Part 1

Ceri Jones
Published 11 January 2018
Philip Kerr
Techniques
Skills

Time for Speaking

Philip Kerr
Published 8 December 2017
Niall Curry
Insights
Linguistics

On Speaking: Creating a safe speaking environment

Niall Curry
Published 22 June 2018
Niall Curry
Insights
Pedagogy

On Speaking: Enhancing student interaction in the classroom

Niall Curry
Published 24 May 2018
James Freeman
Techniques
Skills

Variety is the key to motivating speaking activities

James Freeman
Published 23 November 2017
Niall Curry
Insights
Pedagogy

On speaking: Giving feedback in the language classroom

Niall Curry
Published 23 February 2018
Niall Curry
Insights
Pedagogy

On Speaking: learner-centered content

Niall Curry
Published 15 June 2018
Jade Blue
Insights
Pedagogy

Using near-peer role models for language learning

Jade Blue
Published 8 February 2018
Niall Curry
Insights
Pedagogy

On Speaking: Developing near peer learning in the classroom

Niall Curry
Published 1 June 2018
Niall Curry
Techniques
Skills

On speaking: Motivating learners with immersive tasks

Niall Curry
Published 10 May 2018
Ceri Jones
Techniques
Skills

An introduction to teaching speaking online - Part 2

Ceri Jones
Published 22 January 2018
Jess Hytner
Insights
Experiences

Teacher interview: A spotlight on speaking

Jess Hytner
Published 30 November 2017
Louisa Kiwana
Insights
Pedagogy

Current insights into student motivation and speaking: An interview with Dr. Claire Dembry

Louisa Kiwana
Published 13 February 2018
Mark Ibbotson
Insights
Experiences

What scares you more - speaking in L2 or a jujitsu fight?

Mark Ibbotson
Published 17 November 2017
Lauren Ward
Tools

Let's talk speaking: Watch the recording!

Lauren Ward
Published 3 November 2017

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