A hoe is that what you want? or Why teach Speaking and Listening skills.

This week I was casually listening to a teacher explain something of a technical nature to colleague and it reminded me of the need to be careful in our use of language in schools particularly when trying to explain a new skill or concept to someone else. We often skip speaking and listening skills when instructing students in English. Sometimes the results can be funny as in this clip and sometimes it can be quite devastating for the student – loss of face and self esteem or anger or simply frustration. This small video may help when making this point to a group of teachers. My thanks to Jim Buchan from Cisco for the clip.
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