Developing speaking skills
Warming-up
Sit in opposing
Sit in opposing
teams
teams
Check what you can do with the
languages you know or the
languages that you are learning.
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What is a skill?
The ability to do something well
What are language skills?
Language skills
Understanding (Listening,Reading)
Speaking (Spoken interaction,
Spoken production)
Writing
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What are receptive skills?
(receptive - willing to listen or to accept
new ideas or suggestions)
RECEPTIVE SKILLS
Listening•Reading
What are interactive skills?
(interactive-involves people working
together and having an influence on
each other)
 INTERACTIVE SKILLS
Spoken Interaction
Written Interaction
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What are productive skills?
(productive-doing or achieving a lot)
 PRODUCTIVE SKILLS
Spoken Production
Written Production
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The levels of skills set out by the Council of Europe’s
Common European Framework of Reference for
language learning are six in number:
A1: introduction and discovery level: Breakthrough
A2: survival: Waystage
B1: independent user: Threshold
B2: independent user: Vantage
C1: proficient user: Effective Operational Proficiency
C2: proficient user: Mastery
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What does working with the following
descriptors enable you?
Working with the following descriptors
enables you to measure the progress you
make or allows you to find your own level
of skill or the level of skill shortly to be
reached.
It is also a basis for recognition of language
qualifications.
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Let’s check what you can do with the
languages you know or the languages
that you are learning.
A2 descriptor
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What does it enable you?
It enables you to e.g. speak about
subjects related to your field of interest;
describe yourself, give short, basic
descriptions of events; describe your
interests in a simple way; describe
personal experiences etc.
Computer visualisation of the
campus in Split, Croatia
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You are asked to prepare a short,
two minute talk (a basic
description of the campus in Split )
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Then follows the spoken interaction
between the performers and the
audience.
(e.g.turntaking , turngiving and
summarising the point)
B2 descriptor
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What does it enable you?
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It enables you to do a report, a
presentation or a description insisting
on the important and significant points
and back up what you say with relevant
examples.
It also enables you to give a detailed account
of experiences and observations.
Computer visualisation of the
campus in Split, Croatia
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You are asked to visualize the campus
and prepare a three minute talk on
it and its most important links with
the outside world .
( e.g.getting education, improvement of
one’s future and making friends)
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Then follows the spoken interaction
between the performers and the
audience.
(e.g.turntaking ,turngiving and
summarising the point)
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In spoken interaction activities a language user
produces an oral text which is received by an
audience of one or more listeners.
In interactive activities the language user acts
alternately as a speaker.
Reception and production strategies are
employed constantly during interaction.
There are also classes of cognitive and
collaborative strategies (also called discourse
strategies and co-operation strategies) such as
turntaking ,turngiving and summarising the
point.
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Thank you
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This is the end
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Magda MAVER
Civil engineering school, Split, Croatia
Teacher adviser
Senior county teacher
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