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Organising, managing and assessing speaking activities

In this step, we look at how to organise, manage and assess speaking activities.

Organising, managing and assessing speaking tasks in online learning contexts is both similar and different to doing the same in face-to-face lessons.


Listen to Lindsay and Marie Therese talking about speaking lessons and make notes on the following:

1) Task outcome and instructions

2) Setting up pairs and groups

3) Monitoring breakout rooms

4) Assessment criteria and self-/peer assessment

5) Out of class speaking activities

Check your notes.

Reflect and share

What’s your view on the way teachers are able to monitor breakout rooms online? Is the fact that you can’t see all learners at once an opportunity for learners to take more control, or an opportunity for tasks to fail? Share your ideas in the comments below.

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