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ESL forum > Techniques and methods in Language Teaching > PROBLEMS WITH SPEAKING    



I�ve 20 students and they will go to England in 2 months. Their level is pre-int and they want to speak like a native speaker. maybe a hundred time, I said that this is impossible but I think that they take me for a magician. how should I behave? is there a way to express them this immpossibility?? this problem makes me bored...

9 Nov 2008      


What I do is ( unfortunately with much smaller classes ... ) give students some situation cards, they prepare themselves and ask them to come to my desk and I hane one- to-one conversations, which is difficult to maintain the silence just because the others just finish much faster than the other - with this I can also deal goiving them extra tasks or just ask them to listen and write down the mistakes they hear while others speak - I check them later and give them marks :))

9 Nov 2008     


I do not understand you problem completely: are you revering to the accents? Ore to speaking 100% grammatically correct? I assume you mean you get worried not bored. For the rest all I can say is let them know there English will be good enough to communicate and that�s the main objective of learning a foreign language. During the trip it can only improve. Have fun

9 Nov 2008