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Teaching English to Young Learners: Supporting the Case for the Bilingual Native English Speaker Teacher

(2016). Teaching English to Young Learners: Supporting the Case for the Bilingual Native English Speaker Teacher. Classroom Discourse: Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 221-238. doi: 10.1080/19463014.2016.1192050
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We will show that in the context of the young learner classroom, teachers who know the children’s L1 have a greater repertoire of teaching skills and so can provide more language learning opportunities for language learning. This reality, we believe, supports the case for employing bilingual teachers wherever possible for the young learner classroom.
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Concepts for Teaching Speaking in the English Language Classroom | Burns | LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network

Concepts for Teaching Speaking in the English Language Classroom


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Burns says not do "do" speaking but "teach" speaking, and provides reasons and examples

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Phil Chappell's curator insight, January 22, 2016 7:07 PM
Abstract Systematically and explicitly addressing the teaching of speaking is an aspect of English language teaching that is often underestimated. While teachers may be presenting various speaking activities in the classroom, such activities may amount to ‘doing speaking’ rather than ‘teaching speaking’. In this article, I argue that being a competent teacher of speaking involves understanding the ‘combinatorial’ nature of speaking, which includes the linguistic and discoursal features of speech, the core speaking skills that enable speakers to process and produce speech, and the communication strategies for managing and maintaining spoken interactions. The article concludes by presenting a ‘teaching-speaking cycle’ (Goh and Burns, 2012) that teachers can use to plan tasks and activities that explicitly address these aspects of speaking and that scaffold student learning
Sacra Jáimez's curator insight, February 5, 2016 8:34 AM

An insightful article on how teaching speaking should be planned to help learners become more aware and autonomous in dealing with an speaking task inside the classroom or once outside in the real world.

 

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When in Rome: thoughts from the ELF6 conference

When in Rome: thoughts from the ELF6 conference | TELT | Scoop.it
I returned this week from Rome, where I attended the 6th annual conference of English as a lingua franca (ELF6) held at Roma Tre University. I'm not much of a conference lover, so it helps when the...
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Ray Carey reports on the recent English as a Lingua Franca conference in Rome, with links to abstracts from presentations.

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Matthew Absalom's comment, September 17, 2013 5:37 AM
I love your description of the IC stuff - so spot on... Palatino any day!