Productive and Receptive Skills in the ESL Classroom - Why do we speak?

 

So, we'll focus first of all on a speaking skills lesson and perhaps a starting point for this would be to ask a question which is: Why do we speak to each other? The reason that it's important to ask ourselves this question is that whatever answers there are to this should be present in our lessons. So, why do we speak to each other? Well, there are a multitude of answers to that but when you boil them all down to their essence, they probably actually come down to one or two things. We communicate to each other by speaking because of either a need. We need something. We want something or a desire to achieve something.


Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

I admit pronunciation is a hard thing for me. Its hard for me to pronounce a may words. And this unit helps me to improve my pronunciation. It also helps me to read phonetic symbols.How to put stress and intonation in sentences. Meaning of a sentence or statement is depend on the stress and intonation we make. It requires emotions and feelings.After completing the unit, I find it interesting but at the same time hard to understand phonetic script because of the sounds. It's easy to say it because it's natural for me but to learn it, is a lot harder. This will be a challenge when I am actually teaching this method to people but at the same time, I will also be learning and practising.