Using English in Everyday Life
Although my students can read and write English quite well, they lack confidence in speaking it and would find it difficult to have a real-life conversation outside the classroom.
When the Block Education Officer directed me to the TESS-India OER on the SCERT website, I selected ‘Supporting speaking is English: pair and groupwork’ and started to work through it.
The first activity I tried out with my students was a simple pair dictation activity.
My students worked in pairs, with one dictating and the other writing. As I listened to their conversations, I noticed some common pronunciation issues. Having noted them down, I drew everyone’s attention to them at the end of the activity.
I accessed another OER, ‘Building your students’ confidence to speak English’ and I have been involving my students in choosing some interesting topics for discussion.