How much time do you spend on non-verbal clues? It is the most important part of communication.
Grammar study NEVER leads to fluency. Learning about a language doesn't mean you can use it. Use it first and trust that grammar will follow.
All of these lessons are from the speaking guide 'English is Stupid'.
More proof spoken words can't start with vowels. The answers have always been there, we just couldn't see them.
When people talk, no words start with vowels. This is the phenomenon known as Linking and native speakers do it ALL THE TIME.
The secret to understanding conversation no matter how quickly someone talks!
Working through the Speaking Made Simple curriculum and touching on the Schwa Exercises in it.
Two fun and fool-proof exercises for getting the all-important WORD STRESS skill into learners heads.
If you only have 5 minutes to learn how to speak English you better watch this clip on Word Stress.
A happy coincidence! The 16 English vowel sounds are found in the names of 16 colors making perfect pronunciation accessible for learners in a fun and simple way.
Exercises that change the learners' ability and confidence pronouncing the 24 English consonant sounds.
Listening Skills Chart is a drill sheet ONLY for serious ESL/EFL speaking teachers.
The 6th video in the 'English is Stupid, Students are Not' series uses the Simple Past to RETRAIN learners BRAINS for pronunciation.
Make your own set of Past Tense cards or buy them from www.thompsonlanguagecenter.c
The 24 consonant sounds of English and how to learn/teach them using the English Phonetic Alphabet (EPA)
The alphabet, spelling, grammar, punctuation, reading and writing are important things to learn but have nothing to do with speaking English. This video addresses the breakdown between written and spoken English and insight into why English classes haven't worked as well as expected.
I'm having a great time uploading the course videos on how to use 'English is Stupid'. Today I worked on the header so you can clearly see I belong to the radical English teacher organization bent on transforming English learning around the world. If you'd like to know more about the Radicals and what we are up to, here is the website www.radicalenglish.weebly.com
Address the exact reasons why students don't speak English now and your attendance will be off the charts, students will love you and you'll never be out of a job.
The 2nd training video in the series based on 'English is Stupid, Students are Not' as taught to real live ESL teachers in Canada.