Are you teaching or planning a speaking course online for the first time? Or seeking ways to transition your face-to-face content to online instruction?
This e-single offers ways to foster spoken language development that can effectively take place in online teaching contexts. Because technical problems, economic resources, and student schedules may curtail opportunities for student participation in live, synchronous online classes, this book will focus primarily on asynchronous modes of teaching and learning.
Each section discusses a key question:
How can I establish the rapport that is a prerequisite to effective speaking classes?
How can I teach speaking online?
How can I include pronunciation in an online speaking class?
How can I realistically use video conferencing with my speaking students?
How can I transform a face-to-face speaking course to online?
Who can help me?
In each section, the emphasis is on practical strategies and resources to promote spoken communication: fluency, accuracy, and context-sensitive usage. Each section starts with a range of strategies that work well and then explores some of these strategies in greater detail in three hypothetical teaching contexts. Each section ends with reflection questions to invite readers to sift out what is relevant to their practice.