Motivating the pupils to talk PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 10 June 2011 13:39

It has been a common problem of teachers to make a conversation class work and to improve pupils’ speaking skills and overall communication competence.
Saying expressions and speaking questions in accurate and fluency, may represent a major problem.

To avoid the frustration of a non-communicative conversation class. teachers should work at setting up the pupils for “real” communication.
Speaking is often the least developed skill in teaching the language while drill exercises may help in the development of communicative competence, pupils need to participate in conversations; both real and simulated.

The teacher must always bear in mind that his task is teaching the language itself and we giving explanation. Children must perform in the language until they have learned in automatic form, on the level of development. They learn to do by doing. There is no magic formula to help the teacher in accomplishing his task but if he can think deeply, he may be able to make the pupils form a new attitude toward what language  learning should  comprise.

Carefully prepared lessons that put the pupils in the center of the learning experience while the role of a teacher is a “mere” facilitator can greatly improve pupils speaking skills. Teachers should also create a communicative situation complete that focus on the pupils’ interest and needs, teachers can avoid the frustration of a non – communicative conversation class and enjoy the reward of lively, active discussion. --JANET D. AMAHOY