ESL Speaking Tests: 3 Options | English Speaking Tests

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There are various ways for language teachers to do an ESL speaking test, all of which have their positives and negatives. I will give only the most basic of overviews of three different speaking test methods for English as a Second Language students. If you want to dive deeper into the topic, I recommend this book: Language Assessment: Principles and Classroom Practices (2nd Edition). ESL Speaking Test #1: 1-1 Interview with the Teacher The 1-1 interview with the teacher method is generally thought to have the highest validity, since weaker students cannot affect the stronger students in any way. However,…

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Partner Conversation Starters | English Conversation Starters

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Have you ever noticed that if you ask students want they want to work on, they’ll often say, “free-talking.” It’s kind of like a buzzword, and even the very lowest of low students will request this. Conversation Starters: ESL Speaking Activity If you teach lower level students, it can be a bit difficult to get a free-flowing conversation going. Most times, it’s almost impossible. The students often don’t know how to get the conversation started, but the good news is that you can help them! For all but the lowest level students who are just learning the most basic of…

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