Speaking

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OUP Oxford, Jun 18, 1987 - Foreign Language Study - 121 pages
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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 suggests practical ways in which teachers can gain a better understanding of the role of oral classroom activities.
 

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Contents

Differences between speech and writing
10
Learner strategies of communication
42
Introduction
53
Interaction activities
67
Activities for oral practice
76
Students production in interaction activities
85
Interaction skills in oral language methodology
93
Planning a project
103
Glossary
115
Index
122
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About the author (1987)

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 Educationin the Department of Linguistics and Modern English Language at Lancaster University. He has worked as a teacher-trainer in a number of countries including France, Morocco, Brazil, Spain, and Italy, and as a lecturer at the School of Education, University of Leeds. His main research interests are inoral second language learning, particularly the use of pedagogic tasks, the development of oral second language proficiency, dimensions of teacher talk, and classroom interaction.