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Focus on Speaking

Focus on Speaking

ADVENTURES in Online Testing (Volume 1, Issue 1)

Help motivate language students by getting them to speak the language sooner.
Students tell us what they want to learn—we just have to listen to them! Most don’t say, “I want to learn to do grammar drills” — or read or write a new language. They say they want to learn to SPEAK the language! This doesn’t mean that reading, writing, and grammar shouldn’t be taught—but it does mean that teachers and programs should emphasize SPEAKING if they want to motivate their students!

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