Play in new window Download Duration: So today I want to deconstruct the coaching process and give some tips to people out there who may be coaching others about how they can become better and more effective speakers. Questioning best practices can help our students accelerate and learn faster.
On far too many occasions, teachers conduct this evaluation too subjectively with insufficient measurable data to back up their findings.
Next, they must be knowledgeable of the various vehicles to use in conducting the speaking evaluation. Finally, all instructors should know how to use a rubric for effectively evaluating speaking proficiency. This article will address all of the above points in attempting to make the evaluation of ESL and EFL speaking proficiency more objective.
Stress and Intonation Stress refers to the primary accent of multi-syllabic words.
For example, in the word "record," the stress is on the first syllable "re" when "record" is used as a noun. When "record" is used as a verb, the stress is on the second syllable "cord.
Usage of Vocabulary Word usage is a reflection of the depth of vocabulary and experience of speaking on different occasions. For example, mama and daddy, mother and father, and parents refer to the same but are used at different times. Usage of vocabulary could also apply to kinds of adjectives used for description.
Sentence Structure This would be related, for example, to putting a subject before a predicate in sentences, adjectives before nouns, and adverbs after verbs or before adjectives.
Grammatical Usage Grammatical usage may refer to using the parts of speech nouns, verbs, adjective, etc. For instance, one would say "they were" instead of "they was.
Fluency Fluency means being able to speak continuously by chunking and linking words together. For example, instead of saying very slowly, "I - am - poor. Responses to Oral and Graphic Stimuli This component refers to how quickly a speaker can answer an oral question or respond to a query about a picture.
It would also be related to the speaker asking questions about a picture. Volume of Voice This refers too how loudly or softy a person speaks. Tone of Voice This is in reference to the emotion speakers express in their speech to show, for example, anger, happiness, surprise, and pain.
In English we would use words like "Darn," "Great," "Really?
Kinesthetic Expressions This refers to body language when speaking. For example, is the speaker using eye contact, hand gestures, and facial expressions when talking? Vehicles Used in Conducting Speaking Evaluations There are different ways and settings for teachers to conduct speaking evaluations.
I personally like to use the following: An Interview The interview method is most commonly used in speaking evaluations.
In this method, the teacher usually first greets the student and then asks him or her about family life, school, and personal hobbies and interests.
A Role Play The role play is probably the best way of accurately measuring speaking proficiency. In a role play with a small group of students, the student is placed in a familiar social situation where she or he must naturally and spontaneously interact with peers in generating speech and in asking and answering questions.
Responses to a Picture In responses to a picture, the teacher will show a series of pictures to a student in which different speaking tasks can be generated.
For instance, after looking at some pictures, the student might be asked to describe what she or he sees and where it is. On other pictures, the student could see different scenes of a story, and then have to tell the story after an opening prompt from the teacher.
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rutadeltambor.com-Literacy.L Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. R eceiving an informed speech evaluation is a valuable part of developing public speaking competence.
I f you want to go forward, to improve your speech making, you'll realize receiving good feedback is vital. Texas FFA is a dynamic youth organization that makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.
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