Flipped speaking lessons, using authentic materials

General Methodology
Of all the four skills, speaking is the most important and challenging one and central to a lot of courses we teach. However, in coursebooks, classroom activities that focus only on developing the ability of students to express themselves through speech are rare and non-systematic. Why is that the case? In comparison with reading, listening or writing, speaking lessons are the most challenging to plan and teach.

In this session, we’ll talk about one of the optional ways of planning speaking lessons, i.e. a flipped-format speaking lessons. We’ll discuss their advantages and possible drawbacks, the structure of a flipped speaking class and the requirements for the authentic texts that we might use for such lessons. We’ll also analyse a particular type of corrective feedback, and discuss its teaching benefits.