A Cup of Coffee with TESOL Experts: Copyright & OERs
In this episode, we chatted with two very special guests from the U.S. Department of State, Dr. Dawn Rogier and Juan Carlos Rivera. We discussed the issues of using copyrighted materials to teach online courses. We also learned about fair use, open educational resources (OERs), and Regional English Language Officers (RELOs). Our guests shared advice and resources to use OERs to teach English online.
How Can Classroom Seating Arrangement Be a Way to Encourage Speaking?
In a teaching session, there are lots of opportunities that teachers can make use of to encourage students to apply what they have learnt. In some instances though, teachers might miss on other opportunities which might seem negligible to them. Periods of time like the minutes students spend walking into their classrooms, the time teachers spend arranging students’ seats for a pair/group activity and etc. can turn into a boring routine.
In a task-based/supported language teaching (TBLT/TSLT) classroom though, a teacher might be particularly interested in the following tip that gives ideas about how to encourage students to speak while changing their seats to find their pair or group.