4 Summary

Learning to speak in another language is difficult and requires confidence, particularly when students are learning to communicate in activities like telling stories and role play. In this unit, you have been introduced to three ways that you can build students’ confidence and motivation to speak, by giving them:

  • interesting topics to speak about (that relate to their lives)
  • the language they need to take part in speaking activities
  • positive and constructive feedback after speaking activities.

These techniques can be used in any English language class across a range of topics to help your students to develop their abilities to communicate in English.

What next?

If you would like to develop your own speaking skills, see Resource 1. See also the additional resources section for links to further reading.

3 Giving students useful and positive feedback