Language Teaching: Speaking

Paperback | June 1, 1987

byMartin BygateEditorC. N. Candlin, H. G. Widdowson

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How do learners learn to speak a foreign language? What different approaches have been developed to teach this important skill? Speaking deals with both these questions, providing clear explanations of recent research and developments in methodology. In the final section the author suggestspractical ways in which teachers can gain a better understanding of the role of oral classroom activities.

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How do learners learn to speak a foreign language? What different approaches have been developed to teach this important skill? Speaking deals with both these questions, providing clear explanations of recent research and developments in methodology. In the final section the author suggestspractical ways in which teachers can gain a b...

Professor Henry Widdowson is Emeritus Professor of Education, University of London, and has also been Professor of Applied Linguistics at Essex University and Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Vienna. Martin Bygate is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Language Education in the Department of Linguistics and Modern...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 9.65 × 6.69 × 0.35 inPublished:June 1, 1987Publisher:Oxford University Press

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The author and series editors IntroductionSection One: Understanding speaking1. Speaking as a skill1.1. Knowledge and skill1.2. Oral skills and interaction2. Differences between speech and writing2.1. Introduction2.2. Processing conditions of speech and writing2.3. Reciprocity conditions of speech and writing3. Production skills3.1. Introduction3.2. Facilitation3.3. Compensation3.4. Conclusion4. Interaction skills4.1. Introduction4.2. Routines4.3. Negotiation skills4.4. Negotiation of meaning4.5. Management of interaction4.6. Conclusion5. Learner strategies of communication5.1. Introduction5.2. Achievement strategies5.3. Reduction strategies6. A checklist of skillsSection Two: The methodology of oral interaction7. Introduction8. Oral skills: methodological objectives8.1. Introduction8.2. Rivers and Temperley's view8.3. Littlewood's view8.4. Interaction criteria8.5. Conclusion9. Interaction activities9.1. Introduction9.2. Interaction activities: Littlewood9.3. Interaction activities: Harmer9.4. Interaction activities: Rivers and Temperley9.5. Interaction activities: Ur10. Activities for oral practice10.1. Introduction10.2. Information-gap activities10.3. Communication games10.4. Simulations10.5. Project-based interaction activities11. Students' production in interaction activities12. Interaction skills in oral language methodology12.1. Introduction12.2. Accuracy and interaction in the curriculum12.3. Integrating accuracy and interaction skills12.4. Classroom organization and oral skillsSection Three: Exploring oral interaction in the classroom13. Planning a project13.1. Introduction13.2. Collecting data14. Exploring aspects of oral methodology14.1. Exploring oral language14.2. Exploring oral interaction activities14.3. Exploring oral interaction and learners' level14.4. Exploring learners' perceptions of activities14.5. Exploring learners' oral language needsbr / Glossary Further reading Bibliography Index