Using pictures to teach speaking skills

Date:  April 19, 2012        Time:  4-6pm      Event:  Using Pictures to Teach Speaking Skills

Issue:  Professional Development Activity

I attended a workshop given by Professor Bailey at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. The workshop is designed to give students some ideas on how to use pictures in the classroom. Specifically, professor Bailey targets speaking skills with these pictures. However, some of these activities can be adapted for writing skills as well. Below are some topics she covered during the workshop.

– Reasons for Using Pictures in Class

– Picture Description Tasks

– Picture Puzzle Activity

– Creative Writing

– Making Connections Among People

– Group Story Building

– Tourism Activity

She also recommended her book “Practical English Language Teaching”  for students who want to learn more about teaching speaking. Below is a link to more information on the book:


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