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Teaching dialogic speaking strategies in a Canadian EAP program

Chapter


Abstract


  • In response to underdeveloped academic speaking skills of students studying an English for Academic Purposes program in Canada, Chapter 8 introduces a ‘Six Thinking Hats’ approach to academic speaking. These six elements include summarizing, expressing opinions, clarifying, forecasting, and providing alternative ideas, all functional skills needed to engage in academic group spoken discourse. The authors provide sample language for each function and a coordinated plan to encourage student use thereof.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Pang, W. & Burri, M. (2018). Teaching dialogic speaking strategies in a Canadian EAP program. In A. Burns & J. Siegel (Eds.), International Perspectives on Teaching the Four Skills in ELT Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing (pp. 111-124). Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9783319634449

Book Title


  • International Perspectives on Teaching the Four Skills in ELT Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing

Start Page


  • 111

End Page


  • 124

Place Of Publication


  • Switzerland

Abstract


  • In response to underdeveloped academic speaking skills of students studying an English for Academic Purposes program in Canada, Chapter 8 introduces a ‘Six Thinking Hats’ approach to academic speaking. These six elements include summarizing, expressing opinions, clarifying, forecasting, and providing alternative ideas, all functional skills needed to engage in academic group spoken discourse. The authors provide sample language for each function and a coordinated plan to encourage student use thereof.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Pang, W. & Burri, M. (2018). Teaching dialogic speaking strategies in a Canadian EAP program. In A. Burns & J. Siegel (Eds.), International Perspectives on Teaching the Four Skills in ELT Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing (pp. 111-124). Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9783319634449

Book Title


  • International Perspectives on Teaching the Four Skills in ELT Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing

Start Page


  • 111

End Page


  • 124

Place Of Publication


  • Switzerland