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    Reasons behind students' poor speaking skills

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    تاريخ التسجيل : 25/12/2009
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    Reasons behind students' poor speaking skills

    مُساهمة  مصطفى منصور في الثلاثاء يناير 05, 2010 6:16 pm

    Reasons behind students' poor speaking skills


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    From my viewpoint as a teacher and as a researcher, the
    following are among these reasons of why students tend to bepassive listeners rather than active learnersin the
    oral English class


    1. Lack of confidence
    2. The psychological pressure of making mistakes in
    the presence of their classmates
    3. The feeling of having nothing to say on the subject
    4. Lack of appropriate language
    5. lack of practice in conventions of
    conversational interaction

    When you ask your students to speak, they
    themselves have many worries, like
    1. What if my vocabulary or grammar is
    not as good as his/hers?
    2. What if I can not think of anything to say?
    3. What if I can not find the proper word?
    4. What if I look silly or sound dumb?
    5. What if the teacher and everyone in the
    class are judging me?
    6. In short …….. what if I fail?
    There is another reason, as I think, that cause students'
    inhibition to speak. This reason is our community culture
    In our schools, students are usually taught to be
    quiet and respectfully listen to the teacher
    However, this is not what we want to teach students
    We want them to ask for help if they do not understand
    We want them express themselves and exchange
    their ideas freely without worry
    Actually, we can do this if we provide our students
    with appropriate activities and games
    that make them want to speak
    Now, let me ask you

    What are these activities and games that can
    contribute to the solution of this problem?
    I wait your suggestions

    I think that to encourage your students to speak you should touch their daily life , their interests , their hobbies , their thoughts , and their environment
    also we can give them the chance to say whatever they want
    and express themselves freely
    i sometimes allow my naughty students to waste time but in English
    i allow them to speak in English
    to play in English [/B
    we strugle inside our classes to
    be creative as much as we can
    thank you very much

    Good suggestion


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    Your suggestion makes me call you
    a humanistic teacher - from the Humanistic
    Approach – This means that you care about
    your students, their interests, feelings, likes,
    and dislikes
    You treat them as human beings not like
    pots in which you put your knowledge
    One way to be a humanistic teacher is to use humanistic activities, like ICE BREAKING
    activities through which you break the ice
    between you and your students
    You can use them from the first lesson
    Instead revising or presenting a new lesson,
    provide them with one of these activities
    For example:


    Fill in the gaps, then complete the boxes above:
    W ………. is my friend. He likes traveling to E …….
    L ……… . is his favourite drink. He likes c …………
    But dislikes o …….. . M ………. Are among his
    favourite too. He has two e ……. With beans for
    breakfast everyday. He loves b …….., a ……….
    and c …………, however, he has never in the
    k ………….
    The answer:
    WELCOME BACK


    Of course, there are many ice breaking activities
    I wait your suggestions

    Another Ice Breaking Activity


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    Another activity that can break the ice between
    the students and their teacher especially at the
    beginning of the year is called
    Interest Pie
    It provides opportunities for students to
    review the language vocab
    and structures previously taught,
    to express likes/dislikes
    as well as to talk to each other about
    themselves
    Instructions
    The teacher asks Ss to draw a pie on a sheet of
    paper
    Next, Ss should divide the pie into several slices
    and write a word related to thing that they are
    very interested in
    The width of each slice depends on the
    importance each student gives to the thing
    Ss pin the piece of paper on the front of their
    shirt or dress
    Finally, in Paris, they talk to each other about
    the information they see in their partner's pie

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