Teaching speaking articles

Stacks of teaching oral English articles on improving fluency, spoken accuracy, range of language, etc. If you like anything here and want more, please support TEFLtastic.

Articles on free conversation

Adapting free conversation classes – NEW

Bad free conversation

Good free conversation classes

General articles on teaching speaking

11 instant controlled practice speaking activities – NEW

How to teach conversational reactions (including conversational reactions games) – LINK UPDATED

How to teach starting and ending conversations – LINK UPDATED

How to teach small talk – LINK UPDATED

57 ways to improve your fluency

Activities for conversation exchanges

15 ways of dealing with students who pause before they speak

Speaking games for beginners and false beginners

15 fun ways of practising telephoning

15 Q and A personalisation games

Finding things in common

Thinking time in ELT

Discussion questions- problems and solutions

Discussion questions to use with images

How to teach telephoning – LINK UPDATED

Articles on brainstorming

Problems with brainstorming in EFL (with solutions) – LINK UPDATED

Different ways of brainstorming in EFL classes

Articles on spoken error correction

Why doesn’t my teacher correct all my mistakes when I am speaking?

Alternatives to spoken error correction – LINK UPDATED

A well-balanced use of error correction – LINK UPDATED

Articles on pairwork

Why your students don’t want to do pairwork – LINK UPDATED

Why does my teacher make us work in pairs?

A well-balanced use of pairwork – LINK UPDATED

Articles on speaking exams

How to teach IELTS Speaking Part One – LINK UPDATED

How to teach IELTS Speaking Part Two – LINK UPDATED

Functional language for IELTS Speaking – LINK UPDATED

Classroom practice for IELTS Speaking Parts one and three

FCE Speaking Part One (teaching tips, lesson plan and worksheets)

FCE Speaking Part Two (ditto)

FCE Speaking Part Three (ditto)

FCE Speaking Part Four (ditto)

Related pages

Telephone English articles

Teaching pronunciation articles

Teaching functional language articles

Teaching grammar articles (including loads of speaking games for each point)

TEFL games articles

Speaking games/ worksheets

Updated 27 November 2022

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