Classroom interaction

How to Talk Like a Teacher

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Event date: 
Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 11:15
Venue: 
TESOL France Closing Plenary
Location: 
Telecom ParisTech, 46 rue Barrault, 75013 Paris, France
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We teachers have a characteristic way of talking which we can easily identify, even out of context. So what are the features that make it so distinctive? In this session we will look, with the help of a little comedy, at some aspects of teacher talk and classroom interaction.

How to Talk Like a Teacher

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Event date: 
Friday, April 30, 2004 - 14:45
Venue: 
APPI
Location: 
Povoa de Varzim, Portugal
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Includes handouts
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In this talk I will highlight some patterns in English language classroom talk. I will suggest how these patterns arise, and what their implications are for language learning. I will conclude that it may be better not to talk like a teacher sometimes.

(I have also presented this talk at TEA (Canary Islands) and as a plenary at CETA (Cordoba, Spain))