Speaking English-ly!

Following on from the ´Writing English-ly´ series, the question now is: How can we help our learners to Speak more English-ly? In this session, we will discuss and explore a range of concepts and my favourite activities that I feel help my students to souasnd more English-ly when they speak.

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  • Phonological aspects that affect our learners speaking proficiently
  • Activities that highlight these phonological aspects
  • Activities to teach intonational patterns
  • And ... some of my favourite speaking activities!


Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson is the DOS at St James Language Center, Seville. He has completed a DELTA and a masters in Educational Management in TESOL. He is also a Cambridge Speaking Examiner for B1, B2 and C1. He regularly speaks at the ACEIA conferences, FECEI and TESOL Spain and runs in-house and external training sessions and courses for both teachers and managers.

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St James Language Center (Seville)

St James Language Center opened in Seville in 1995 with one centre and three staff and has grown to two centres in Mairena del Aljarafe, one in Gelves and two franchise s in Pilas and Almonte with over twenty five staff. We have our own English and Science programme for school age students which makes us unique in what we offer and also attracts many English teachers who not only want to deliver dynamic English classes but something a bit out of the ordinary and more interesting. Throughout the year we have an activity and social programme including Halloween and Christmas parties, video clubs, treasure hunts, excursions as well as summer camps in Spain or UK/USA. The two most important things to us are our teachers and our students which is why we have developed an excellent teacher training programme over the years tailored for teachers with different levels of experience so that our students can continue to enjoy dynamic, communicative, fun lessons whilst learning English all at the same time!