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Time for Speaking

Time for Speaking

Date: Thursday 30 November 2017

Time: 15:00 GMT

Oral fluency practice is not always given the classroom time it needs. In this webinar, we'll be looking at the reasons why speaking activities are so important and asking, how much time we should be giving to speaking practice? Our main focus will be to explore time given to managing the speaking parts of a lesson. The topics will include planning time before the main speaking activity, the use of time limits, ways of repeating tasks so that students get the maximum benefit from them, and post-speaking activities where students reflect on the work they have just done.


About the speaker

Philip Kerr is a teacher trainer, lecturer and materials writer who is based in Vienna. He has over 30 years of experience in English language teaching in many different countries. His main interests include teacher development, the role of L1 in language teaching, the teaching and learning of vocabulary and the use of educational technology. His publications include the award-winning ‘Translation and Own-Language Activities’ (CUP, 2014) and a number of coursebook series for adults and teenagers. He has also worked as a developer for two vocabulary learning apps and he blogs about technology and English language teaching at


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