Module 8: Teaching and Assessing Speaking Skills (TEFL009)

Module: Teaching and Assessing Speaking Skills

Units: Unit 1: Principles of Teaching Speaking Skills; Unit 2: The Speaking Lesson; Unit 3: Designing Appropriate Learning Activities

Module outline: Teaching Speaking skills allows your students the most basic ability to interact with English speakers. The principles of teaching speaking skills encompass the challenges as well as advice and guidance on good strategies to accomplish this. The speaking lesson can take many different forms from information conversations and lead speaking activities to more formal structured presentations. We guide you through designing these lessons by opening up the principles that will help you do so effectively.

Why teach and assess speaking skills?
The ability to impact the world around us is a key element that establishes our existence. Impacting those around us through conversations or presentations establishes our existence socially and in the eyes of others. Work through this module to find guidance in leading your students towards fluent verbal interactions

By the end of this module, you will know:
• language acquisition principles relevant to teaching speaking skills to facilitate language learning.
• the aspects to consider when designing a speaking lesson.
• that multilingualism offers great value in learning languages.

By the end of this module, you will understand:
• and design an effective speaking lesson
• that language learning takes place through cognitive and social processes.
• that research demonstrates that various factors affect language acquisition
• the significance of applying differentiated techniques that target the four macro language skills, specifically speaking.

By the end of this module, you will be able to:
• Design appropriate Language activities for Speaking Skills.
• Show your ability to plan learning designed for your learners’ needs.
• Apply language acquisition theories and methods to your teaching.
• Provide learners with concepts, real life practice, and feedback on their language use.
• Provide learners with learning experiences that promote independence, and collaboration.
• Incorporate activities and materials that integrate speaking skills for differentiated purposes.
• Plan practice activities and assessments that develop the authentic use of language for differentiated purposes.
• Implement various teaching activities and strategies.

10 hours | Video, study and check for understanding
  • Introduction
  • Unit 1
  • Principles of Teaching Speaking Skills
  • Principles of teaching Speaking Skills
  • Principles of Teaching Speaking Skills (Test)
  • UNIT 2
  • The Speaking Lesson
  • The Speaking Lesson (Test)
  • UNIT 3
  • Designing Appropriate Language Activities
  • Designing Appropriate Language Activities (Self-Reflection)
  • Module Assessment
  • Module 8 Assignment
  • Reflect & Engage
  • Module Reflection
  • References & Useful Resources
  • Module 8 Discussion
  • TEFL Module 8 Feedback
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed