PD Article – Fluency-Building Activities for the EFL Classroom by Donald Patterson 2018-05-24T13:29:46+00:00

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    Fluency-Building Activities for the EFL Classroom

    Find out more about how to create fluency-building activities in this think tank

    STEP 1: Let us know you’re going to participate in this think tank. Say hi to everyone and let us know your expectations of this article just by reading the abstract that was extracted from the website cited below.

    Fluency-Building Activities for the EFL Classroom
    Donald Patterson
    Abstract
    This paper describes a workshop conducted at the 8 th CamTESOL Conference on English language teaching on February 25, 2012 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The format of the workshop was as follows: a discussion of the meaning of fluency in the context of EFL; suggested criteria for selecting fluency activities; an explanation of several sample activities and a concluding discussion. This paper adheres to that format.
    Fluency-Building Activities for the EFL… (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304592962_Fluency-Building_Activities_for_the_EFL_Classroom [accessed May 24 2018].

    STEP 2: Download the article and take notes of the parts that most caught your attention. Let us know what you thought by answering the following questions.

    Before you read:

    1. Give your own definition of fluency.
    2. What do you think makes a good fluency activity?

    After you read:

    1. What caught your eye? Let us know what you found the most interesting about this article.
    2. Based on the author, what makes a good fluency activity?
    3. Share with us a fluency-building activity.
    4. What could you add to the discussion held in this workshop?

    Reflection:

    1. How often do you focus on fluency-building activities?
    2. How do you balance fluency and accuracy in your classroom.

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