This speaking workshop targets (semi-)guided practice in spoken language and expressions used in a variety of communicative situations related to both familiar and more abstract topics or issues pertaining to different (professional) fields.
This workshop is especially designed to meet the linguistic needs of students at B1 and B2 level (CEFR, Independent user) as regards the development of their speaking skills in different communicative situations and tasks.
Following a theme- and function-based approach, participants will be exposed to level-specific spoken input before asked to participate in a series of mini oral tasks (e.g., class discussions, role-playing, interviews) or prepare their own mid- and final-term class presentation.
By the end of this workshop, students are expected to be able to communicate in various communicative situations of different complexity with a considerable degree of confidence and a number of functional expressions and phrases.
The workshop mainly focuses on the following topics:
- Introducing people / asking for & giving personal information
- Job preferences / abilities, skills
- Fashion trends & styles / what to wear on different occasions
- Being a “tourist” in your city
- Health advice/ visiting the doctor
- Food-recipes / describing your favourite snack
- Politeness, complaint management
- Famous landmarks/ countries, cultures
- Interpersonal relations