Thursday, August 30, 2012

TIPS TO ENCOURAGE YOUR STUDENTS TO SPEAK ENGLISH

  1. Reduce the Level of Task Difficulty

  2. Give Students More Time to do Task

  3. Bring the Tasks Within Students’ Experience

  4.  Allow Students to Collaboratively Solve Communicative Tasks

  5. Attend to Individual Students’ Needs and Ability

  6. Promote Positive Attitudes among Students

  7. Change Students’ Negative Beliefs and Attitudes Towards Mistakes

  8. Boost Students’ Self-confidence

  9.  Lower Students’ Anxiety in the Classroom

  10. Encourage Peer Support in the Classroom

  11.  Tolerate L1 Use When Appropriate

  12. Make the Classroom Environment a Non-threatening Place

  13.  Introduce Opportunities for Students to Speak English Outside the Class