ESL Speaking Tests: 3 Options | English Speaking Tests


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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How to Teach Public Speaking | Teaching Presentation Skills

teaching public speaking

I love to teach presentation skills to my ESL students because it’s a skill that they can hold on to and take with them for the rest of their lives; it can also be applied to their first language for things like job interviews, work environments or even other classes in university. But how to teach public speaking in an effective way? It can be kind of daunting at first because many teachers are not so confident in their own skills. The best advice I can give you is to get this book: Speaking of Speech: Basic Presentation Skills for…

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