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Learn the best methods for getting ESL and EFL students to speak English and which tasks encourage meaningful interaction.

This course will address types and idiosyncrasies of the spoken language as well as micro skills of speaking that are factors in the oral code.

Review current issues in teaching oral communication by analyzing:

  • conversational discourse

  • pronunciation

  • affective factors

This course will suggest fluency and accuracy activities that can be used in and out of the classroom.


Learn factors that hamper improved speaking skills for ESL and ESL learners including:

  • specific contexts

  • performable variables

  • colloquial language

  • pronunciation factors

  • interaction

Note: A strong command of English is a prerequisite for this course. (iBT TOEFL:80, TOEIC:760) 

This is a required course for the Professional Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate program.

Course Number: LING-40050
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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