A series of articles by Adrian Tennant, giving useful tips and suggestions on how to teach speaking.

When we refer to ‘speaking’, what exactly do we mean by it? Can we ‘teach’ speaking? What different types of speaking activities are there for the classroom and what are the reasons for using each of them?

In this new section we will take a look at a number of key areas and aspects of speaking. The overall aim is to give you, the teacher, a wider range of techniques and activities to help develop your teaching of speaking.

In each article we will take a closer look at a particular aspect of speaking and provide one or two activities that use, and develop, the focus of the article.